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Studies

Diener et al. (1985): study US 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Emmons, R.A.; Horwitz, J.
Title:
Happiness of the Very Wealthy.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 263 - 274

Investigation

Public:
Adult, wealthy and controls (general population), USA, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 111
Non Response:
1:51 %, 2: 38 %
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

"What percentage of the time would you say you are....?" (Percentages must add up to 100%)
1   happy
2   unhappy
3   neutral

Computation: Net Time Happy (NTH) % time happy - % time unhappy
Classification:
A-TH-g-mq-th%-100-a
Author's label:
Percentage of time happy
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel how happy you are.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
3  mostly
2  unhappy
1  terrible
Classification:
O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Wealth Total wealth Level of income Household income