- Students USA, followed 20 years 1976-1995-97
- N = 12894
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's Label
- Financial Goal
- Our Classification
- Assessed at T1 (1976)
- Selfreport on single question:
The importance to you personally of being very well off financially?
1: not important
2: somewhat important
3: very important
Observed Relation with Happiness
Effect of materialism at T1 on happiness at T2 diminished to zero at highest income level.