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Temas em Psicologia

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GASPARETTO, Letícia Garibaldi; BANDEIRA, Cláudia  and  GIACOMONI, Claudia Hofheinz. Subjective well-being and personality traits in children: a possible relationship?. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.2, pp. 447-457. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this study was to verify the relation of the subjective well-being and personality traits in 148 Brazilian children aged between five and 11 years. The children were primary and elementary schools students of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The instruments used were the Multidimensional Scale of Life Satisfaction for Children, the Scale of Positive and Negative Affects for Children and the Scale of Personality Traits for Children. Results showed that positive emotions correlated positively with some dimensions of life satisfaction, as family and friends and with the traits of extroversion and sociability. Negative emotions were positively correlated with neuroticism traits and psychoticism. These findings are similar to correlations found in adults, as well as broaden the understanding between subjective wellbeing and personality traits in childhood.

Keywords : Personality traits; subjective well-being; children.

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