Findings on happiness in Dunn et al. (2008): study US 2008

Author(s)Dunn, E.W.; Aknin, L.B.; Norton, M.I.
TitleSpending Money on Others Promotes Happiness.
SourceScience, 2008, Vol. 319, 1687 - 1688
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =632
 55% female
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel happy in general? 1 no 2 rarely 3 sometimes 4 most of the time 5 yes
Author's labelGeneral happiness
Page in publication1
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Incomeshow  Personal income
spendingshow  Charity
spendingshow  CHILDREN, also classified as above ↑
spendingshow  Financial, also classified as above ↑
spendingshow  Other people, also classified as above ↑