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Neuroticism does not affect cognitive functioning in later life.

Authors
  • Jelicic, Marko
  • Bosma, Hans
  • Ponds, Rudolf W H M
  • Van Boxtel, Martin P J
  • Houx, Peter J
  • Jolles, Jelle
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental aging research
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
29
Issue
1
Pages
73–78
Identifiers
PMID: 12744220
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a cross-sectional study, Jorm and colleagues (1993. Personality and Individual Differences, 15, 721-723) found that neuroticism was related to poorer cognitive performance in the elderly. The present study was initiated to expand their findings using both cross-sectional and longitudinal data from the Maastricht Aging Study. In contrast to the findings of Jorm and coworkers, neuroticism was not associated with either current cognitive performance or cognitive decline over a period of 3 years.

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