Correlational findings

Study Yeh et al. (2015): study TW 2009

Working age public, Taiwan, 2009
Survey name:
TW-Social Change Survey 2009
N = 1311
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Personality traits
Our Classification
Self-report on 2 questions for each item:
a: Extraversion ("I accomplish every day's workload even if I don't feel well", "I get things done in order to earn compliments")
b: Agreeableness ("I get along well with others", "I am not good at dealing with conflicts" reverse-coded)
c: Conscientiousness ("I am very confident in getting my plan completed", "No matter what kind of job I am doing, I can do it as well as the others")
d: Emotional stability ("I can always control things that occur to me", "I have nothing to be proud of" reverse-coded)
e: Openness ("Even if I dislike my work, I still do my best to finish it", "Even if a task takes a long time to achieve the outcome, I still keep up with it")
Each rated:
[ 4 ] stronly agree
[ 3 ] agree
[ 2 ] disagree
[ 1 ] strongly disagree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = -.04 ns EXTRAVERSION O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = -.07 ns O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = .00 ns AGREEABLENESS O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = +.09 p < .05 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = -.04 ns CONSCIENTIOUSNESS O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = -.02 ns O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = +.08 p < .05 EMOTIONAL STABILITY O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = +.12 p < .01 O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = +.03 ns OPENNESS O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = +.03 ns

OPRC's controlled for:
- personal characteristics
   - age
   - gender
   - education
   - employment status
   - marital status
   - health
   - residence
   - religion
- absolute income
- relative income
- objective class position
- subjective class position
- personality