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dc.contributor.authorLynn, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSteel, Piers
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-12T21:13:58Z
dc.date.available2020-09-12T21:13:58Z
dc.date.issued2006-01-01
dc.identifier.other5032360
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/72445
dc.description.abstractExtraversion and neuroticism interact to affect subjective well-being (SWB) at the individual level of analysis, so that introverted neurotics tend to be particularly miserable. The goal of this study is to determine if this interaction can also be detected at a national level. Findings based on data from 30 countries confirmed that the interaction between extraversion and neuroticism was an extremely strong predictor of satisfaction with life and affect, and a similar though not significant effect was observed with happiness. Neuroticism lowered satisfaction with life and affect among all nations, but more so among introverted nations than among extraverted ones. These findings further confirm that personality traits can be used to extend our understanding of national differences regarding SWB. They also further validate national SWB scores, as they relate to personality in a complex but theoretically meaningful manner.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Springer. Final version published as: Lynn, M., & Steel, P. (2006). National differences in subjective well-being: The interactive effects of extraversion and neuroticism. Journal of Happiness Studies, 7(2), 155-165. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectextraversion
dc.subjectintroversion
dc.subjectneuroticism
dc.subjectpersonality traits
dc.subjectsubjective well-being
dc.titleNational Differences in Subjective Well-Being: The Interactive Effects of Extraversion and Neuroticism
dc.typearticle
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-005-1917-z
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local.authorAffiliationLynn, Michael: wml3@cornell.edu Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationSteel, Piers: University of Calgary


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