Dispositional Greed Scale

Single Wave Study

General Information

Dispositional Greed Scale
Project Number
The primary goal of this study is to further validate the ‘dispositional greed scale’ by relating it to a variety of external economic variables.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Seuntjens, T., Zeelenberg, M., Breugelmans, S. & Ven, N. van de
© 2017 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of the household member encryptedpreloaded
jo13a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
jo13a001I always want more.directly measured
jo13a002Actually, I am kind of greedy.directly measured
jo13a003You can never have enough money.directly measured
jo13a004Once I have one thing I am already thinking about the next thing that I want.directly measured
jo13a005It doesn’t matter how much I have, I am never really satisfied.directly measured
jo13a006My life motto is ‘more is better’.directly measured
jo13a007I think I can never have enough stuff.directly measured
jo13a008I admire people that have expensive houses, cars and clothes.directly measured
jo13a009The things I own say a lot about how well I do in life.directly measured
jo13a010I like to own stuff that impresses others.directly measured
jo13a011When it comes to possessions, I try to keep my life simple.directly measured
jo13a012Buying stuff gives me a lot of pleasure.directly measured
jo13a013I like a luxuriance life.directly measured
jo13a014My life would be better if I would own certain things I do not own right now.directly measured
jo13a015I would be happier if I could afford to buy more stuff.directly measured
jo13a016It sometimes bothers me that I can’t afford to buy all the stuff that I want.directly measured
jo13a017Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
jo13a018Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
jo13a019Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
jo13a020Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
jo13a021Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
jo13a022Starting date questionnaireconstructed
jo13a023Starting time questionnaireconstructed
jo13a024End date questionnaireconstructed
jo13a025End time questionnaireconstructed
jo13a026Duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Dispositional Greed Scale

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch

Browse Dispositional Greed Scale

Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 6288 (100%)
Non-response: 943 (15.1%)
Response: 5344 (84.9%)
Complete: 5339 (84.9%)
Incomplete: 6 (0.2%)
Collection Events
02-09-2013 to 30-09-2013
LISS panel members aged 16 years and older
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents


Dispositional Greed Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 108(6), Jun 2015, 917-933.; Seuntjens, T.G., et al.
Greedy bastards: Testing the relationship between wanting more and unethical behavior Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 147-156; Seuntjens, T. G., et al.