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Subjective Estimation of the Quality of Life in Relation to Neuroticism

Jasminka Bobić
Published Online: 2012-05-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-63-2012-2141

Subjective Estimation of the Quality of Life in Relation to Neuroticism

It is generally agreed that personality variables have a relatively consistent influence on the subjective estimation of different situations in everyday life and the way people react to them. The aim of this review was to summarise our previously published findings on the relationship between subjective estimation of one's quality of life and the personality trait neuroticism-emotional stability. We used the WHO Quality of Life - BREF or SF-36 questionnaires for the assessment of the quality of life, Cornell Index for the assessment of neuroticism, and The Social Readjustment Rating Scale for the evaluation of common stressors. Our results have shown that more emotionally stable participants (lower neuroticism) perceive their life better in quality and are more satisfied with their work environment. In addition, our results support the findings from other studies that women have higher neuroticism and lower quality of life scores than men.

Subjektivna procjena kvalitete života (WHOQOL-BREF) u odnosu na neuroticizam (Cornell indeks)

Općenito se smatra kako varijable ličnosti imaju važnu ulogu u relativno dosljednom utjecaju na subjektivnu procjenu različitih situacija u svakodnevnom životu, kao i na reakcije na te situacije. Cilj ovoga preglednog članka bio je objediniti naše objavljene rezultate o odnosu između subjektivne procjene kvalitete života i crte ličnosti neuroticizam - emocionalna stabilnost. Upotrijebljeni su WHOQOL-BREF ili SF-36 upitnici za procjenu kvalitete života, Cornell indeks za procjenu neuroticizma i The Social Readjustment Rating Scale za evaluaciju uobičajenih stresora. Dobiveni rezultati pokazali su kako osobe s izraženijom emocionalnom stabilnošću (manjim neuroticizmom) percipiraju svoj život kvalitetnijim te su zadovoljnije svojom radnom okolinom. Također je u skladu s drugim objavljenim studijama nađeno kako žene postižu više rezultate na skalama neuroticizma od muškaraca te niže rezultate na upitnicima kvalitete života.

Keywords: Cornell Index; emotional stability; neuroticism; quality of life; SF-36 WHOQOL-BREF

Keywords: Cornell indeks; emocionalna stabilnost; kvaliteta života; neuroticizam; SF-36; WHOQOL-BREF

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Published Online: 2012-05-01

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Citation Information: Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, ISSN (Print) 0004-1254, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-63-2012-2141.

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