The general factor of personality is related to emotional, psychological, and social well-being
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Department of Human Sciences, University of Economics and Human Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Social Innovation Chair, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain
Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Submission date: 2022-11-03
Final revision date: 2023-06-28
Acceptance date: 2023-08-28
Online publication date: 2023-10-09
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Ana Blasco-Belled   

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain
The general factor of personality is defined as a blend of socially desirable attributes of basic personality traits. It is related to a variety of socially desirable qualities, including emotional well-being. However, its relationship with psychological and social well-being has been underexplored.

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Across three studies (N = 556, N = 448, N = 3,294) from three different countries (Poland, Spain, and USA), we show that the general factor of personality is highly related to a general factor of well-being and to its specific dimensions.

Results from Study 1 confirmed this association using a basic measure of well-being (i.e., the Mental Health Continuum), results from Study 2 confirmed this association using six specific measures of well-being, while results from Study 3 repro-duced a congruent result using a large-scale community sample.

Our findings align with the existing literature stressing the positive link between the general factor of personality and as-pects of well-being.

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