Personality traits are more important for life success than education
NGr:s very own Petri Kajonius has together with colleague Anders Carlander taken upon a study for life satisfaction and economic success in life. With a sample of 5280 swedes they have concluded the following:
* Personality traits related as much as childhood background to annual income
* Childhood background related more than personality traits to educational attainment
* Personality traits related more than childhood background to life outcome satisfaction
This also leads us to conclude, for sweden, a somewhat controversial statement
" The social mobility in sweden seems to be correlated to personality traits rather than free education and small differences in payroll"
Putting the swedish model in front of a question mark on several levels.
The study has gained national interest by being published on DN opinion.
Here is a link in swedish
For this of you who are interested in the original study (EN). You will find it here