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ERIC Number: EJ999076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Personality and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from South Korea
Ha, Shang E.; Kim, Seokho
Social Indicators Research, v111 n1 p341-359 Mar 2013
Although the statistically significant relationship between personality traits and subjective well-being (i.e., self-reported happiness and life satisfaction) is well-known in the field of positive psychology, some scholars still cast doubt on the external validity of this finding and the strength of personality dimensions vis-a-vis other individual-level determinants of subjective well-being such as income, employment status, marital status, self-reported health, and so on. Using a nationally representative, face-to-face survey fielded in South Korea in 2009, we find that personality traits (measured by the Five-factor Model)--particularly, Emotional Stability and Extraversion--are positively associated with happiness and life satisfaction, after controlling for other covariates. The effects of personality traits are often on par with, and sometimes even greater than, those of other well-known determinants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory