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Correlational findings

Study Hoopes & Lounsbury (1989): study US 1985

Public
Working adults, USA, before and after vacation, 198?,
Sample
Respondents
N = 129
Non Response
23
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Completed at T1 and T3. Prevacation survey 1 to 2 weeks before vacation (median time 7 days), within a week after they returned to their jobs subjects filled out the postvacation survey form (median time 3 days).

Correlate

Authors's Label
Satisfaction with leisure during vacation
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha=.94
Remarks
Assessed for three periods: T1: 1 or 2 weeks before vacation T2: during vacation (retrospectively at T3) T3: the week after vacation
Distribution
N=123 M=2,41 SD=1,02
Operationalization
Self report on satisfaction with:
- the amount of fun and relaxation experienced
- engaging in favorite and new leisure activities.
Assessed on a 1-7 scale: 1 delighted...terrible

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.30 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction (before vacation) by T2 satisfaction with leisure (during vacation) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.44 p < .05 T2 Satisfaction with leisure (during vacation) by T3 life satisfaction (after vacation)