To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

The relation between pers… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on

The relation between personality and the realism in confidence judgements in older adults

Journal article
Authors Mats Dahl
Carl Martin Allwood
M. Rennemark
Bo Hagberg
Published in European Journal of Ageing, 7(4), 283-291
Volume 7
Issue 4
Pages 283-291
ISSN 1613-9372
Publication year 2010
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 283-291
Language en
Keywords Elderly people,Personality,Big-five,Semantic memory,Metamemory,Calibration
Subject categories Psychology


Abstract This study investigated the relation between personality factors, as measured by the Swedish version of the NEO-FFI questionnaire, and the realism in older adults’ (aged 60–93 years, n = 1,384) probability confidence judgements of their answers to general knowledge questions. The results showed very small effect sizes for the contribution of the personality variables to the fit between the proportion correct answers and the level of one’s confidence judgements. Although personality differed somewhat within the age span studied and between the genders no differences were found in the relation between the dimensions of the NEO-FFI and the degree of realism in the confidence judgements as a function of age or gender. In total, the results show a significant but very small effect of personality on the realism in older adults’ confidence judgements of their semantic knowledge.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?