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The relationship between resilience and personality traits in doctors: implications for enhancing well being

Introduction



Materials and Methods


Ethics



Measures



Temperament and character



Resilience



Analysis




Results


Demographic data



Levels of personality traits and resilience among the whole sample



Relationships between resilience and personality traits




Discussion


The relationship between temperament and character traits and resilience.

Figure 1: The relationship between temperament and character traits and resilience.

Description of the relationships between key temperament and character traits and resilience. All relationships have a significant Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient at the 0.001 level (2-tailed). Strength of correlations are medium: r = .30 to .49 and strong: r = .50 to 1.0 (see Table 3 for detail).


Limitations




Conclusions


Additional Information and Declarations

Competing Interests

For myself and all co-authors I declare there are no competing interests associated with this manuscript. One co-author, CR Cloninger, is an Academic Editor for PeerJ and no competing interests are present in that relationship.

Author Contributions

Diann S. Eley conceived and designed the study, collected and analyzed the data, wrote the initial draft of manuscript, contributed to subsequent drafts and finalised the manuscript.

C. Robert Cloninger conceived and designed the study, assisted with analysis and contributed to and reviewed all manuscript drafts.

Lucie Walters, Caroline Laurence and David Wilkinson contributed the study design and reviewed manuscript drafts.

Robyn Synnott assisted in collecting the data contributed to manuscript drafts.

Human Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Ethics approval was obtained through the National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and subsequent approval from The University of Queensland #2010001618, University of Adelaide #H-047-2011 and Flinders University #5134.

Funding

This study was supported by an Australian Research Council Grant LP110102082. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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Reference: Eley DS, Cloninger CR, Walters L, Laurence C, Synnott R et al. (2013) The relationship between resilience and personality traits in doctors: implications for enhancing well being. PeerJ 1:e216 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.216

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