Findings on happiness in Brickman et al. (1978): study US 1977 /1

Author(s)Brickman, P.; Coates, D.; Janoff-Bulman, R.
TitleLottery Winners and Accident Victims: Is Happiness Relative?
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1987, Vol. 36, 917 - 927
PublicLottery players, USA and non-player controls, Illinois, USA, 1977
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability random sample: the respondents were chosen from the phone book on the basis of proximity to past lottery winners.
Respondents N =86
Non Response56%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "How happy are you now (not at this moment, but at this stage of life) .....?" 1 not at all 2 3 4 5 6 very much (originally rated on horizontal line scale)
Author's labelHappiness
RemarksBuyers: M=3.81 Ms'=7.62 Non-buyers: M=4.00 Ms'=8.00
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Lottery playingL18ab01Lottery playing