Self-other agreement in happiness and life-satisfaction: The role of personality traits
Dobewall, H.; Realo, A.; Allik, J.; Esko, T.; Metspalu, A. (2012). Self-other agreement in happiness and life-satisfaction: The role of personality traits. Social Indicators Research, 1−14.DOI10.1007/s11205-012-0157-y.
Dobewall, H.; Realo, A.; Allik, J.; Esko, T.; Metspalu, A.
Social Indicators Research
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The aim of the current study is to examine the role of personality traits in self-other agreement in happiness and life-satisfaction which are often seen as the essential components of subjective well-being (SWB). Self-reports on the SWB measure and the NEO Personality Inventory-3 were obtained from 1,251 Estonians aged between 18 and 86 years. Other-ratings on the same measures were provided by knowledgeable informants. The measure of SWB showed significant self-other agreement, r = .55 (p = .000). We found this agreement to be transmitted (i.e., mediated) through the self- and other-rated personality facet scores of N3 (Depression) and E6 (Positive Emotions), Z = 2.8001 / –11.7142. The findings suggest that when an informant evaluates someone’s happiness or life-satisfaction, his/her rating is inflated by the image held about the personality of this person. Furthermore, self-reported SWB reflects, to some extent, what other people think about one’s personality.
Happiness and life-satisfaction Subjective well-being Personality ratings NEO PI-3 Self-other agreement
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