Personality typology in relation to muscle strength

Magdalena I. Tolea, Antonio Terracciano, Yuri Milaneschi, E. Jeffrey Metter, Luigi Ferrucci

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Abstract

Background Physical inactivity plays a central role in the age-related decline in muscle strength, an important component in the process leading to disability. Personality, a significant determinant of health behaviors including physical activity, could therefore impact muscle strength throughout adulthood and affect the rate of muscle strength decline with aging. Personality typologies combining "high neuroticism" (N?55), "low extraversion" (E

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-390
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cross-sectional studies
  • Muscle strength
  • Personality
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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    Tolea, M. I., Terracciano, A., Milaneschi, Y., Metter, E. J., & Ferrucci, L. (2012). Personality typology in relation to muscle strength. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19(3), 382-390. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-011-9166-5