Study: Early career choices influence personality
SEE ALSO :Are you ready for the job market?The study revealed that, after six years, self-reported conscientiousness increased more among those who pursued vocational training and employment than among their peers in academia. Those on the vocational track also expressed less interest in engaging in scientific, business or entrepreneurial activities. "This means that those who didn't continue their education were losing interest in jobs that normally are fostered by going to college," said UI psychology professor Brent Roberts, who led the study. The research adds to mounting evidence that personality is not immutable, but changes throughout life. The changes are often subtle, but meaningful. The evidence suggests many of those changes are the result of one's life choices. "This study provides the strongest evidence we have yet that the path you choose may change your personality," Roberts said. The study was published Monday in the journal Psychological Science.
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