Findings on happiness in Dunn et al. (2008): study US 2008 /1

Publication
Author(s)Dunn, E.W.; Aknin, L.B.; Norton, M.I.
TitleSpending Money on Others Promotes Happiness.
SourceScience, 2008, Vol. 319, 1687 - 1688
DOIDOI:10.1126/science.1150952
Investigation
Public18+ aged, employees, followed 3 months before and after receiving a bonus, USA, 2008
 T1: one month before participants received a profit-sharing bonus T2: 6-8 weeks after receiving the profit-sharing bonus
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =16
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel happy in general? 1 no 2 rarely 3 sometimes 4 most of the time 5 yes
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-v-5-b
Author's labelGeneral Happiness
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Bonus amountI01aa02Change in income
Bonus amountS11ab03Kinds of support provided, also classified as above ↑
Bonus amountL06ab02Specific current life-events, also classified as above ↑
General HappinessH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
spendingH18ab02Charity
spendingS11ab02bFinancial, also classified as above ↑
spendingC10ab03kOther people, also classified as above ↑