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Key Findings Details

Personality and Response to the Financial Crisis
Angela Lee Duckworth and David Weir
WP 2011-260

  • The study found no notable associations between personality and response to the financial crisis; however, the sample size was insufficient to reach definitive conclusions.
  • More conscientious adults save more of their income.
  • Adults who are impulsive in the domain of finance save less of their income.