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Studies

Nickerson et al. (2003): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Nickerson, C.; Diener, E.; Schwarz, N.
Title:
Zeroing on the Dark Side of the American Dream: A Closer Look at the Negative Consequences of the Goal for Financial Success.
Source:
Psychological Science, 2003, Vol. 14, 531 - 536

Investigation

Public:
Students USA, followed 20 years 1976-1995-97
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 12894
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life these days? Would you say you are
5  very satisfied
4  quite satisfied
3  so so
2  not too satisfied
1  not satisfied at all
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-i

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household Income Later level of income Financial Goal Earlier concern about income
Income aspirations