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Correlational findings

Study Dunn et al. (2008): study US 2008 /1

Public:
18+ aged, employees, followed 3 months before and after receiving a bonus, USA, 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 16
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
spending
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 3 questions on percentage of money from the bonus one has spent for:
A ONE-SELF
  - bills and expensed
  - rent or mortgage
  - buying something for themselves
B OTHERS
  - buying something for someone else
  - donating to charity

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g = % BONUS SPEND FOR ONE-SELF M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g r = -.48 ns T1 happiness M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g r = -.55 p < .05 T2 happiness M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = ns Beta controlled for:
- % spend to others
- income
- T1 happiness indicating CHANGE in happiness
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g = % BONUS SPEND FOR OTHERS M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g r = +.67 p < .01 T1 happiness M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g r = +.70 p < .01 T2 happiness M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = +.81 p < .02 Beta controlled for:
- % spend for one-self
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE of happiness)
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = +.96 p < .02 Beta additionally controlled for:
- income
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g Beta = +.81 p < .03 Beta additonally controlled for:
- bonus amount