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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
Sociability
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index from the EAST-III Tempera-
ment Survey (Buss & Plomin, 1975:241-242)
1. I make friends very quickly
2. I am very sociable
3. I tend to be shy (reverse)
4. I usually prefer to do things alone   (reverse)
5. I have many friends

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-b r = +.32 p < .001 Hedonic level assessed at T1, T2, T3 and T4 (3 month-intervals). Sociability at T2.

Correlations with hedonic level at:
T1:  r = +.24  (001)
T2:  r = +.29  (001)
T3:  r = +.28  (001)
T4:  r = +.23  (001)
Sum: r = +.32  (001)

PAS: r(mean) = +.23
NAS: r(mean) = -.17