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Studies

DeVoe & Pfeffer (2009): study US 1987

Publication

Author(s):
DeVoe, S E; Pfeffer, J
Title:
When Is Happiness About How Much You Earn? The Effect of Hourly Payment on the Money-Happiness Connection.
Source:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulliten, 2009, Vol. 12, 1602 - 1618

Investigation

Public:
Working people, USA, 1987 - 1988
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 13007
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?
1  very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's label:
subjective well-being
Page in publication:
1609
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.38 7.30
SD:
1.34 2.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Household income Hourly status Hourly pay (vs salary) Number of hours worked per week Time spent on work and care
Work hours
Occupation Current occupation Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) College degree or higher Level of school-education Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Number of children Number of children