Happiness Is a Stochastic Phenomenon

  title={Happiness Is a Stochastic Phenomenon},
  author={David T. Lykken and Auke Tellegen},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={186 - 189}
Happiness, or subjective well-being, was measured on a birth-record-based sample of several thousand middle-aged twins using the Well-Being (WB) scale of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire Neither socioeconomic status, educational attainment, family income, marital status, nor an indicant of religious commitment could account for more than about 3% of the variance in WB From 44% to 52% of the variance in WB, however, is associated with genetic variation Based on the retest of… 

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Briefmanualfor the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire

  • Unpublished manuscript,
  • 1982

Brief manual for the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire

  • Unpubhshed manuscript. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis
  • 1982