Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/per.736
Title: Personality traits and health-risk behaviours in university students
Authors: Hong, R.Y. 
Paunonen, S.V.
Keywords: Alcohol consumption
Big Five
Five-factor model
Health-risk behaviours
Personality traits
Risk-taking
Tobacco consumption
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Source: Hong, R.Y.,Paunonen, S.V. (2009-12). Personality traits and health-risk behaviours in university students. European Journal of Personality 23 (8) : 675-696. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.736
Abstract: Relations between personality and health-risk behaviours in university undergraduates were examined using multiple measures of personality across multiple samples (N = 1151). Big Five personality variables, at both factor and facet levels, were used to predict three specific health-risk behaviours: (a) tobacco consumption, (b) alcohol consumption and (c) speeding in an automobile. Our findings showed that low Conscientiousness and low Agreeableness were uniformly associated with this cluster of potentially health damaging behaviours. Extraversion was additionally associated with alcohol use. Interaction effects were found between Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on smoking and (for men only) on drinking. Other personality variables not centrally related to the Big Five, such as Risk-Taking (high) and Integrity (low), were also implicated in the present health-risk behaviours. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source Title: European Journal of Personality
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49946
ISSN: 08902070
DOI: 10.1002/per.736
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