The Role of Personality in Adult Life Satisfaction

  title={The Role of Personality in Adult Life Satisfaction},
  author={Sarah Jewell and Uma Sarada Kambhampati},
This paper investigates the extent to which life satisfaction is influenced by personality utilising longitudinal data collected by the BHPS. We test whether there is some happiness trait or propensity to be happy that influences the life satisfaction of adults by including a personality trait which avoids reverse causality and is clean of other environmental factors. To do this, we isolate an individual fixed effect on youth happiness after controlling for a wide variety of demographic and… CONTINUE READING

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