Findings on happiness in Ahuvia & Wong (1995): study US 1994

Publication
Author(s)Ahuvia, A.C.; Wong, N.Y.
TitleMaterialism: Origins and Implications for Personal Well-Being.
SourceProceedings 1995, European Conference for the Association of Consumer Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/ahuvia_a_1995.pdf
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, Michigan, USA, 1994
 students from a Midwstern University
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 seniors enrolled in the undergraduate marketing course, in scheduled group sessions
Respondents N =200
 110 females
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
ClassificationO-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Materialism as a personal traitV02aa01cMaterialism
Materialism as a personal traitP05PERSONALITY: CURRENT TRAITS, also classified as above ↑
Materialism as a valueV02aa01cMaterialism