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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
Conscientiousness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions answered by Ss and spouse. NEO Personality Inventory (Costa ea 1985). Typical characteristics of high scores are:
-organized, reliable
-neat
-ambitious, persevering
Assessed at T1(1979), T2(1981) and   T3(1986)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.18 p < .01 T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated
conscientiousness
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.21 p < .01 T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated
conscientiousness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.20 p < .01 T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated
conscientiousness
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.24 p < .01 T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated
conscientiousness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.14 p < .05 T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated
conscientiousness
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.14 p < .05 T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated
conscientiousness
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.03 ns T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated
conscientiousness
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.15 p < .05 T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated
conscientiousness