Parental antipathy and neglect: Relations with Big Five personality traits, cross-context trait variability and authenticity

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A sample of adults (N= 553) aged 18-56 completed self-report measures of recalled parental antipathy/neglect in childhood, Big Five personality traits (rated across three contexts: with parents, friends and work colleagues), and authenticity. Parents, friends and work colleagues of those self-report participants (N= 895) completed other-report Big Five trait measures. Parental neglect and antipathy related negatively to self-reported and other-reported Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness and Openness to Experience, and positively to Neuroticism, particularly when self-reported for the 'with parents' context and other-rated by parents. Results showed that antipathy (but not neglect) predicted lower self-report authenticity and higher cross-context trait variability. A theoretical interpretation of these findings, including the link between parental antipathy and adult authenticity, is offered. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, OC; Lopez, FG; Ramos, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 180 - 185

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0191-8869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.paid.2013.09.004

Citation Source

  • Scopus