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The geographical psychology of recent graduates in the Netherlands: Relating environmental factors and personality traits to location choice

Research Memorandum by Inge Hooijen, Ineke Bijlsma, Frank Cörvers, Davey Poulissen

There is ample evidence from different research disciplines that location factors such as employment opportunities or the availability of amenities and facilities are a powerful predictor of settlement behaviour. Recent research suggests that citizens’ mean personality traits could be an additional predictor of where young people settle. Our results reveal a distinct geographical clustering of personality traits among the different regions in the Netherlands. 

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