Why it is important
Conscientiousness is a predictor of long life. Conscientious people tend to be happier with their lives than those who are less conscientiousness. Relationship quality is positively associated with partners' level of conscientiousness. Conscientiousness is positively related to health behaviors such as regular visits to a doctor, checking smoke alarms, and adherence to medication regimens. Such behavior may better safeguard health and prevent disease. Conscientiousness is related to successful academic performance and workplace performance. Low conscientiousness on the other hand has been linked to antisocial and criminal behaviors and substance abuse.
Discuss this health aspect with others. Ask questions and get answers.
Your private notes on conscientiousness
Send me reminder on email
Category: Mental healthResearch
-  Friedman, H. S., & Martin, L. R. (2011). THE LONGEVITY PROJECT: Surprising discoveries for health and long life from the landmark eight-decade study. NY: Hudson Street Press.
-  Roberts, B.W.; Jackson, J.J.; Fayard, J.V.; Edmonds, G.; Meints, J (2009). "Chapter 25. Conscientiousness". In Mark R. Leary, & Rick H. Hoyle. Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior. New York/London: The Guildford Press. pp. 257–273.
-  Higgins, D.M.; Peterson, J.B.; Lee, A.; Pihl, R.O. (2007). "Prefrontal cognitive ability, intelligence, Big Five personality and the prediction of advanced academic and workplace performance". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 93 (2): 298–319.
-  Steel, Piers; Schmidt, Joseph; Shultz, Jonas (2008). "Refining the relationship between personality and Subjective well-being" (PDF). Psychological Bulletin 134 (1): 138–161. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.134.1.138. PMID 18193998. View
-  Ozer, D. J.; Benet-Martínez, V. (2006). "Personality and the prediction of consequential outcomes". Annual Review of Psychology 57: 401–421.
-  Walton, KE; Roberts, BW. (2004). "On the relationship between substance use and personality traits: abstainers are not maladjusted". J. Res. Personal 38 (6): 515–35.
-  Personality traits and marital satisfaction within enduring relationships: An intra-couple discrepancy approach” from Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
-  Personality and Career Success: Concurrent and Longitudinal Relations” from Eur J Pers. 2009 March 1; 23(2): 71–84.
-  Kohn, M. L., & Schooler, C.. (1982). Job Conditions and Personality: A Longitudinal Assessment of Their Reciprocal Effects. American Journal of Sociology, 87(6), 1257–1286. View
-  Sutin AR, Costa PT, Miech R, Eaton WW. Personality and Career Success: Concurrent and Longitudinal Relations. European journal of personality. 2009;23(2):71-84. doi:10.1002/per.704. View