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Correlational findings

Study Steel & Ones (2002): study ZZ 1972

Public:
Adult general public, 39 nations, 1972-1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 40000
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
And questionnaires.

Correlate

Authors's label
Neuroticism
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed in the years 1992-2000 in various subgroups (e.g. college students) most of them not representative for the general population.
Distribution
M=52,00 SD=2,66
Operationalization
Neuroticism as measured by the
NEO-PI-R five factor model

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-*-mq-nt-11-a r = -.54 p < .05 AVERAGE Neuroticism by AVERAGE happiness (Affect) in 13 nations O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a r = -.59 p < .05 AVERAGE Neuroticism by AVERAGE happiness (Life Satisfaction) in 16 nations O-HL-*-sq-nt-11-a r = -.48 p < .05 AVERAGE Neuroticism by AVERAGE happiness (Happiness in Life) in 15 nations O-Sum-*-sq-nt-11-a r = -.58 p < .05 AVERAGE Neuroticism by AVERAGE happiness (Overall Appraisal) in 16 nations