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Studies

Dunn et al. (2008): study US 2008 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Dunn, E.W.; Aknin, L.B.; Norton, M.I.
Title:
Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness.
Source:
Science, 2008, Vol. 319, 1687 - 1688

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, employees, followed 3 months before and after receiving a bonus, USA, 2008
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 16
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel happy in general?
1  no
2  rarely
3  sometimes
4  most of the time
5  yes
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-g
Author's label:
General Happiness
Page in publication:
2

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding spending Other people
Financial
Charity
Income Personal income Bonus amount Change in income
Kinds of support provided
Specific current life-events
General Happiness Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)