Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Psychology
To assess possible generational differences in student personailty traits and values, an analysis was conducted of four samples of college freshman who had completed the Omnibus Personality Inventory (OPI) at intervals spanning 1969 through 1987. A linear increase in impulsivity during that period was the strongest of the observed shifts.
Lavin, T. J., & Prull, R. W. (1989). Student personality traits and values across generations. Journal of College Student Development, 30(5), 1989.