Jonathan S. Gore
Despite considerable research on personality and subjective well-being, research on personality and psychological well-being has overlooked several psychological constructs. This study tested the associations of the Big Five personality traits with life satisfaction, purpose in life, self-esteem, hope, stress, and depression, and it also tested the hypothesis that neuroticism and extraversion would be the strongest predictors for both subjective and psychological well-being. Participants from Eastern Kentucky University (n = 507) completed surveys that assessed the participants Big Five personality traits and well-being. The results showed that all of the Big Five personality traits were associated with some form of well-being, and neuroticism was the strongest predictor for most of the well-being variables.