Personality and politics among older Americans

A rural case study

Steven Ames Peterson, R. Maiden

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Abstract

This study examines personality factors as predictors of political attitudes and behavior among a sample of rural older Americans. Results indicate that trait variables (extraversion, openness, and neuroticism) and measures of self-concept (locus of control) affect political attitudes and behavior in predictable ways. Suggestions for future research are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-169
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume36
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

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Politics
Personality
Internal-External Control
Self Concept
Extraversion (Psychology)
Neuroticism

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Peterson, Steven Ames ; Maiden, R. / Personality and politics among older Americans : A rural case study. In: International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 1992 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 157-169.
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