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| Published: June 25, 2016

The Relation between Personality Characteristics and Self-Efficacy and Successful and Unsuccessful Aging

Mina Kafaei kivi0F ,

M.A in psychology, Allame Tabatabaee university, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr Abdollah Motamedy

Assistant professor , Allame Tabatabaee university, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.200/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.200

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The aim of the present study is to investigate the relation between personality characteristics and general self-efficacy with successful and unsuccessful aging. In this research, 194 old people, who were members of Tehran’s Retired Staff Club of Education Ministry, were selected as the available sample. This population answered to Diner\'s life satisfaction and Goldberg\'s general health questionnaires; 30 people who had acquired the highest grades were selected as successful and the other 30 people who had acquired the lowest grades were selected as unsuccessful aged people. Personality characteristics and self-efficacy of these two groups were measured using Neo questionnaire and Shrer’s self-efficacy questionnaire. The obtained results were analyzed using T statistical tests, Pearson correlation, and multiple regression; the results showed a significant relation between personality characteristics and the feeling of self-efficacy between successful and unsuccessful aged people. The results of multiple regression analysis demonstrated that the two characteristics of neuroticism and conscientiousness could better predict the feeling of self-efficacy among aged people.
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Mina Kafaei kivi0F @ parsianfu@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.200/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.200

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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