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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
Openness to experience
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions answered by Ss and spouse. NEO Personality Inventory (Costa ea 1985). Typical characteristics of high scores are:
-curious, broad interest
-creative, original
-imaginative
-unbraditional
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 = +.04 ns T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated openness A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.00 ns T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 self-rated openness A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.01 ns T1 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated openness A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.08 ns T2 happiness (ABS) by T3 spouse-rated openness