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Annotated Bibliography Butkovic, A., Brkovic, I., & Bratko, D. (2012). Predicting Well-Being from Personality in Adolescents and Older Adults. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13(3), 455-467. Positive self esteem and a sense that “life is good “ promotes well being not just from a physical health standpoint but also from a psychological The way a person, whether they are young or old feels about their life has impact on their wellness . Feeling personally satisfied with one’s life and having more positive than negative experiences in life promote a happy life. Ryff’s 1989 model measures well being with certain characteristics, these being positive relations to others, personal growth, self acceptance and purpose in life.( Butkovic, Brkovic, & Bratko , 2012) Personalities studies indicate that traits and stability of personality are directly related to stable genetic factors . Lifespan studies have shown that self esteem is relatively high in child hood, drops in adolescence, increases again in young and middle adulthood, reaches its peak at 60 and then declines in old age. Varying Personality is a large factor in the degree of well being of Adolescent. Personalities of neuroticism which comes in the form of anxiety, worry, jealousy and moodiness are the traits of personality most strongly associated with poor well being and personalities of extraversion or gregariousness, assertiveness and enthusiasm are shown to have a positive and higher degree of well being. ( Butkovic, Brkovic, & Bratko , 2012).The relationship between personality well being is not concrete it is always changing trough the stages of life. Neuroticism together with positive life events predicted a positive and happy well being. Personality is more strong... ... middle of paper ... ... given to them are building blocks in the child’s progressing personality. Parental warmth promotes positive social, giving the child a sense of trust, security and control over their situation and environment. (Schofield et al., 2008) When the behavior of the parent is hostile or unfeeling toward their child, the child may develop a lessened self esteem and introverted personality traits. With this being said it is blaringly apparent that the personality of the parent and the manner in which a parent’s personality is projected toward the child can either positively or negatively a child’s growing personality. Children are likely to emulate the behaviors and personalities of their caregivers or parents that bring about positive outcomes in their daily lives. Both fathers and mother provide equal roles in children’s social growth, self esteem and sense of self worth
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