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Social well-being (SWB) is a broad construct that reflects the degree to which an individual feels connected to society, views others as kind and caring, gives back to society, and believes that society has the potential for positive growth. An article appearing in a recent issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science reported on the associations between SWB and the Big-Five personality traits in a 9-year longitudinal study of nearly 4,000 adults (ages 25-74 at the time of initial data collection). Results showed that SWB was concurrently associated with extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience. Additionally, increases in those traits over time (positive changes) were predictive of increases in social well-being over time.
Hill, Patrick L., Turiano, Nicholas A., Mroczek, Daniel K., & Roberts, Brent W. (2012). Examining Concurrent and Longitudinal Relations Between Personality Traits and Social Well-being in Adulthood. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(6), 698-705. doi: 10.1177/1948550611433888