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Correlational findings

Study Costa & McCrae (1980): study US 1976

Public:
35-85 aged white males (largely veterans), USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1100
Non Response:
T1:21%; T2:18%; T3:27%; T4:46%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire att intervals of 3 months

Correlate

Authors's label
Personal security
Our Classification
Operationalization
A shortened, 16-item form of the Perso-
nal Security Inventory (subjective eva-
luation of '...succes, satisfaction and
surety or confidence' in a number of
areas of life (Knutson, 1952).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-b r = +.64 p < .001 Personal security assessed at T4. Hedonic level sum of scores at T1, T2, T3 and T4 (3 month- intervals).