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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
Neuroticism
Our Classification
Operationalization
Cattel (1973) Sixteen Personality
Factor Questionnaire

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-b r = Both hedonic level and neuroticism assessed at four times (three month intevals)
Correlations at:
T1: r = -.27  (001)
T2: r = -.31  (001)
T3: r = -.34  (001)
T4: r = -.27  (001)
NAS: r(mean) = +.36
PAS: r(mean) = -.11