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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 Bulletin, 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:
Self report 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
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
Time spend on work
Occupation Current occupation Gender Sexe: 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