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Correlational findings

Study McCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979

Public:
Single males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 429
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Neuroticism
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions answered by Ss and spouse. NEO Personality Inventory (Costa ea 1985). Typical characteristics of high scores are:
-warrying, nervous, emotional
-inadequate, insecure
-hypochondriacal
Assessed at T1(1979), T2(1981) and
T3(1986)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.33 p < .01 T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated neuroticism O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.27 p < .01 T1 happiness (LS) by T3 self-rated neuroticism A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.37 p < .01 T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated neuroticism O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.32 p < .01 T2 happiness (LS) by T3 self-rated neuroticism A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.44 p < .01 T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated neuroticism O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.37 p < .01 T1 happiness (LS) by T3 spouse-rated neuroticism A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.33 p < .01 T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated neuroticism O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.38 p < .01 T2 happiness (LS) by T3 spouse-rated neuroticism