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Studies

DeVoe & Pfeffer (2009): study US 2002

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, 2002
Survey name:
US-GSS 2002
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 15450
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
1606
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.35
SD:
0.62

Correlational Findings

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