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The Associations Between Personality Traits, Education, Occupation And The Occurrence Of Eczema In Adulthood

Helen Cheng, Luke Treglown, Scott Montgomery, Ekaterina N Kornilaki, Dimitrios Tsivrikos, Adrian Furnham

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There were 5834 participants with complete data on parental social class at birth, childhood cognitive ability tests scores at 11 years, educational qualifications at 33 years, the Big Five-Factor personality traits, occupational levels and eczema (measured at age 50 years). Results showed that eczema in childhood, educational achievement and occupational levels were significantly associated with the occurrence of reported eczema in adulthood. Emotionally Stable people (non-neurotic) were less likely to have eczema, but those with high Agreeableness and Openness more likely to have eczema. Childhood cognitive ability was significantly and positively associated with eczema in adulthood.