ERIC Number: EJ226136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
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Influence of Extraversion and Neuroticism on Subjective Well-Being: Happy and Unhappy People.
Costa, Paul T.; McCrae, Robert R.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, v38 n4 p668-78 Apr 1980
Relations between personality and happiness were examined in three studies. It was argued that (a) different sets of traits influence type of affect and of satisfaction; (b) extraversion and neuroticism influence type of affect and of satisfaction; and (c) personality differences antedate and predict differences in happiness over a 10-year period. Different models to explain happiness are discussed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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