The Happiness of Giving: The Time-Ask Effect
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
January 20, 2011
Journal of Consumer Research, 2008
This research examines how a focus on time versus money can lead to two distinct mindsets that impact consumers' willingness to donate to charitable causes. The results of three experiments, conducted both in the lab and in the field, reveal that asking individuals to think about "how much time they would like to donate" (versus "how much money they would like to donate") to a charity increases the amount that they ultimately donate to the charity. Fueling this effect are differential mindsets activated by time versus money. Implications for the research on time, money and emotional well-being are discussed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: time, money, happiness
JEL Classification: M3Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 14, 2008 ; Last revised: January 23, 2011
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