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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 money during vacation
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha = .86
Remarks
Assessed at T2 during vacation (retrospectively at T3)
Distribution
N=119 M=1,15 SD=.33
Operationalization
Self report of feelings about the amount of money spent during vacation

Assessed on a 1-5 scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.10 ns T1 life satisfaction (before vacation) by T2 Satisfaction with money (during vacation) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.11 ns T2 Satisfaction with money (during vacation) by T3 life satisfaction (after vacation)