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Author: Makki, Nazgol
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1. Makki, Nazgol
Role of Neurotic Personality Trait in the Determination of Self Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction
M.A. Thesis, Department of Economics and Statistics, California State University, Los Angeles, 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Happiness (see Positive Affect/Optimism); Job Satisfaction; Life Satisfaction; Personality/Big Five Factor Model or Traits

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The current study examines the role of neurotic personality in the determination of an individual's happiness in the form of self-satisfaction and job satisfaction. Using four samples from two surveys of the national longitudinal survey of youth NLSY79 and using an ordered probit approach, the study demonstrates that other characteristics held constant, an individual with a neurotic personality is likely to be less satisfied with his/her life and workplace. The significance of this variable in both self-satisfaction and job satisfaction regression along with the likelihood test results indicate that personality trait is an important determinant of the individual's overall well-being, and should not therefore be excluded from happiness regressions. As a byproduct, the study identifies several important covariates of job satisfaction and self-satisfaction, and shows how they affect the satisfaction of younger and mature adults differently.
Bibliography Citation
Makki, Nazgol. Role of Neurotic Personality Trait in the Determination of Self Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction. M.A. Thesis, Department of Economics and Statistics, California State University, Los Angeles, 2017.
2. Makki, Nazgol
Mohanty, Madhu Sudan
Mental Health and Happiness: Evidence From the U.S. Data
The American Economist published online (29 January 2019): DOI: 10.1177/0569434518822266.
Also: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0569434518822266
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Omicron Delta Phi
Keyword(s): Depression (see also CESD); Happiness (see Positive Affect/Optimism); Health, Mental; Job Satisfaction; Well-Being

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

The current study examines the role of poor mental health characterized by depression in the determination of an individual's happiness measured by self-satisfaction and job satisfaction. Using two samples from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 (NLSY79) and following an ordered probit approach, the study demonstrates that, other variables held constant, an individual suffering from mental depression is likely to have lower levels of self-satisfaction and job satisfaction than those with better mental health. The significance of this variable in both self-satisfaction and job satisfaction regressions indicates that metal health status is an important covariate of an individual's overall well-being, and should not, therefore, be omitted when estimating relevant happiness equations.
Bibliography Citation
Makki, Nazgol and Madhu Sudan Mohanty. "Mental Health and Happiness: Evidence From the U.S. Data." The American Economist published online (29 January 2019): DOI: 10.1177/0569434518822266.