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Correlational findings

Study Boenigk & Mayr (2016): study DE 2009

Public:
Charity donors, Germany, 2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6906
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's Label
Charitable giving
Our Classification
Distribution
In Euro: M = 246,6; SD = 618,6
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How high was the total amount of money you have donated last year? (2009)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d rpc = +.12 p < .001 Happiness --> Charitable giving O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d rpc = +.08 p < .001 Charitable giving --> Happiness

Cohen's path analysis controling for self reported
- altruism
- income
- education
- religiosity
- satisfaction with health
- satisfaction with family
- satisfaction with job
- optimism

The effect of happiness on giving is stronger than the effect of giving on happiness(d = 3.1)
- similar among
  - males and females
  - married, unmarried
- stronger among old than young