Valuing Time Over Money Is Associated With Greater Happiness

  title={Valuing Time Over Money Is Associated With Greater Happiness},
  author={Ashley V. Whillans and A. Weidman and E. Dunn},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={213 - 222}
  • Ashley V. Whillans, A. Weidman, E. Dunn
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • How do the trade-offs that we make about two of our most valuable resources—time and money—shape happiness? While past research has documented the immediate consequences of thinking about time and money, research has not yet examined whether people’s general orientations to prioritize time over money are associated with greater happiness. In the current research, we develop the Resource Orientation Measure (ROM) to assess people’s stable preferences to prioritize time over money. Next, using… CONTINUE READING
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