Findings on happiness in Gilbert & Abdullah (2002): study GB 2000

Publication
Author(s)Gilbert, D.; Abdullah, J.
TitleA Study of the Impact of the Expectation of a Holiday on an Individual 's Sense of Wellbeing.
SourceJournal of Vacation Marketing, 2002, Vol. 8, 353 - 361
Investigation
PublicTourists, UK, 2000
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Purposive sample selected on gender, age and occupation
Respondents N =604
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksFindings yielded with Diener's Satisfaction With life scale (SWLS) are not reported in this excerpt, since this questionnaire does not quite fit the concept of happiness oused in this World Database of Happiness.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions Over the past few week I have felt A optimistic B withdrawn C enthusiastic D good natured E discontented F confused G confident H tense I understood J insignificant K satisfied L lonely M free-and-easy N clear headed O helpless P impatient Q usefull R depressed S loving T hopeless Rated: 1 not at all to 9 all the time Computation: (A+C=D+G+I+K+M+N+Q+S) - (B+E+F+H+J+L+O+P+R+T) Name: Kamman's Affectometer 2, 20 item ABS version
ClassificationA-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a
Author's labellAffectometer 2
Page in publication355
RemarksMean is the average of the holiday-taking group and non-holiday-taking group together
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -80 - 80On range 0 - 10
Mean27.076.69
Standard deviation23.046.44


Full textSelfrreport on single question asked twice: How do you feel about your life as a whole? 1 tremendously unhappy 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 tremendoesly happy
ClassificationO-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a
Author's labellife3
Page in publication355
RemarksMean is the average of the holiday-taking group and non-holiday-taking group together
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 9On range 0 - 10
Mean6.687.42
Standard deviation1.351.50


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Holiday makingL09ab02cInternational life style
Holiday makingL03ac02kTraveling, also classified as above ↑