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Correlational findings

Study Dunn et al. (2008): study US 2008

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 632
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
spending
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on two questions on how much one spends in a typical month on:
A for oneself
  - bills and expenses
  - gifts for themselves
B for others
  - gifts for others
  - donation to charity

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g = SPENDING FOR ONESELF M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g r = +.03 ns M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = -.02 ns Beta controlled for:
- spending for others
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = -.04 ns Beta additionally controlled for:
- income
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g = SPENDING FOR OTHERS M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g r = +.11 p < .01 M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = +.11 p < .01 Beta controlled for:
- spending for one-self
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = +.10 p < .03 Beta additonally controlled for:
- income