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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public:
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 296
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Neuroticism
Our Classification
Operationalization
14-item additive index about occurrence of neurotic symptoms. 0:'not often', 1:'often' or no answer.
Typical items are:
- Do you sometimes feel very unhappy    without knowing why?
- Are you dizzy sometimes?
- Do your troubles often prevent you
  from falling asleep?
- Do you sometimes have the feeling  
  that your life is senseless?
Assessed at T1(1970)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.40 p < .01 T2 happiness by T1 neuroticism      
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.44 p < .01 T3 happiness by T1 neuroticism.
                                           
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c Beta-L = -.24 T2 happiness by T1 neuroticism.
ßL path coefficient in a LISREL model, also involving selfesteem, internal control, intimacy with partner, adequacy of coping, self- and externally induced burdens .
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c Beta-L = -.36 T3 happiness bij T1 neuroticism.
ßL path coefficient in a LISREL model, also
involving selfesteem, internal control, intimacy with partner, quality of life and adequacy of coping.
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c Beta-L = -.32 p < .01 T2 happiness by T1 neuroticism.
ßL path coefficient in a LISREL model, also
involving selfesteem, internal control, unhappy childhood and traumatic childhood experiences.