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Personality Dimensions and Subjective Well-Being

  • Eliseo Chico Librán (a1)

Abstract

This work examines the association between personality dimensions (extraversion and neuroticism) and subjective well-being. Subjective well-being is associated both with extraversion and neuroticism, and currently, neuroticism is generally considered the more important. A total of 368 students from the University of Rovira i Virgili completed the Extraversion and Neuroticism subscales of the revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (Eysenck, Eysenck, & Barrett, 1985), the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), and the Positive and Negative Affect Scale (Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988). Regression analyses revealed the personality variable of neuroticism as one of the most important correlates of subjective well-being. Regression analyses also showed that 44% of the variance of subjective well-being was accounted for by neuroticism, whereas extraversion only explained 8% of the variance.

El presente trabajo estudia la relación existente entre las dimensiones de personalidad (extraversión y neuroticismo) y bienestar subjetivo. El bienestar subjetivo parece estar asociado tanto con la extraversión como con el neuroticismo, y el neuroticismo se considera la dimensión más importante. Un total de 368 estudiantes de la Universidad Rovira i Virgili cumplimentaron los siguientes cuestionarios: las subescalas de Extraversión y Neuroticismo del Cuestionario de Personalidad de Eysenck-Revisado (EPQ-R; Eysenck, Eysenck y Barrett, 1985), la Escala de Satisfacción en la Vida (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), y la escala de Afecto Positivo y Afecto Negativo (PANAS; Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988). Los análisis de regresión múltiple mostraron que, dentro de las variables de personalidad, el neuroticismo era la variable con mayor valor predictivo. Asimismo, el neuroticismo explicaba el 44% de la varianza de bienestar subjetivo, mientras que la extraversión solamente explicaba el 8%.

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to: Eliseo Chico Librán. Universidad Rovira i Virgili, Facultad de Psicología, Carretera de Valls s/n, 43007 Tarragona (Spain). Phone: 977558141. E-mail: eliseo.chico@urv.net

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