Cognitive Function and Personality

  • Inspection of the psychometric properties of the cognitive tests and the personality measure in HAGIS showed that the test characteristics, distributions, and associations with other tests and demographic variables are as expected
  • A general measure of cognitive ability was created by entering five of the HAGIS cognitive tests into a principal component analysis. This general measure of cognitive ability was associated with performance on health literacy and financial literacy
  • The personality disposition of higher intellect had a small association with higher health literacy, and agreeableness with financial literacy, when controlling for cognitive ability