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Studies

Aknin et al. (2009): study US 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Aknin, L.B.; Dunn, E.W.; Norton, M.I.
Title:
From Wealth to Well-being? Money Matters, but Less than people Think.
Source:
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2009, Vol. 4, 523 - 527

Investigation

Public:
US laypeople, United States, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 744
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
selection from an online survey company's panel of 2.5 million respondents, answered questions in return for points that could be redeemed for prizes Study 1: respondents report own happiness level and their prediction of happiness of others at different income levels. Study 2: respondents report own happiness level and predict their happiness level at different income levels.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Using a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means 'the worst possible life' and 10 means the 'best possible life', how would you rate your life overall these days?
0  worst possible life
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9
10  best possible life
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
524

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding household income Household income predicted happiness other - Study 1 Attitudes to happiness of others predicted happiness self - Study 2 Perceived level of happiness of specific social categories predicted happiness other - Study 2 Attitudes to happiness of others