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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

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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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