Finns samband mellan personlighetstyp,stress och välmående?

Translated title of the thesis: Is there a relationship between personality type, stress and well-being?
  • Jokimaa Hanna

Student thesis: Bachelor


The working life gets more and more boundaryless, the line between private and working life is blurred out and at the same time the sick leave for stress increases. Can personality traits predict perceived stress and well-being? It could be applied to the workplace and contribute to a more healthy life style. Perceived stress scale is the most used questionnaire for stress, the well-being form shows excellent reliability and good validity. Within personality theories, the big five Inventory model (neuroticism, extraversion, openness, kindness and conscientiousness) represents the traits of personality. According to previous research, neuroticism been predicted as a stress factor. Four hypotheses were tested and the purpose of the study was to predict how different personality traits can affect well-being and the tendency to experience stress. The study involved 1545 participants between 18-71 years old in Sweden. Correlation analyzes and multiple regression analyzes were performed. The question is supported in the study, personality traits can predict perceived stress and well-being. There was a clear correlation between the variables stress and all personality dimensions.

Date of Award2020-Oct-27
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorPeter Jönsson (Supervisor) & Öyivind Jörgensen (Examiner)

Courses and Subjects

  • Psychology

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Applied Psychology (50102)


  • bfi
  • big five inventory
  • perceived stress scale
  • personality type
  • pss
  • stress
  • well-being
  • questionnaire on well-being

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