Compensatory Conscientiousness Redux: A Direct Replication of Roberts, Smith, Jackson, and Edmonds (2009)

Lauren B. Nickel, James Iveniuk, Brent W. Roberts

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Abstract

The present study attempted to closely replicate Roberts, Smith, Jackson, and Edmonds (2009) who found, in part, a compensatory effect such that individuals with spouses higher in conscientiousness reported higher self-rated health and fewer physical limitations in the Health and Retirement Study. Using similarly structured data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (N = 953), the current study found results largely consistent with the original study such that partner conscientiousness predicted both self-rated health and physical limitations, and husbands’ conscientiousness and neuroticism interacted when predicting wives’ self-rated health. A discussion of the usefulness of statistical significance versus effect size in replication follows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Psychological and Personality Science
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • conscientiousness
  • functional limitations
  • neuroticism
  • replication
  • self-rated health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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