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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
Tempo
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index from the EASTI-III Tempe- rament Survey (Buss & Plomin, 1975:241-242)
1. I usually seem to be in a hurry
2. For relaxation I like to slow down
   (rev)
3. I like to be off, as soon as I wake    up
4. I like to keep busy all the time
5. My life is fast paced

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-b r = +.13 p < .01 Hedonic level assessed at T1, T2, T3, and T4 (3 month-intervals). Tempo at T2.

Correlations with hedonic level at:
T1:  r = +.08  (05)
T2:  r = +.10  (001)
T3:  r = +.08  (05)
T4:  r = +.10  (01)
Sum: r = +.13  (01)

PAS: r(mean) = +.18
NAS: r(mean) = +.04