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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 work
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha=.84
Remarks
Assessed at: T1: 1 or 2 weeks before vacation T3: the week after vacation
Distribution
N=121 M=3,16 SD=,85
Operationalization
Self report on satisfaction with:
- the people you work with/your co-workers
- the work you do on your job - the work itself
- the supervision you receive on your job
- the opportunities for promotion and advancement on your job
- what you are accomplishing in life
- how interesting your day to day life is
- your job as a whole

Assessed on a 1-7 scale:1 delighted...7 terrible

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.54 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction by T1 satisfaction with work O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.63 p < .05 T3 life satisfaction by T3 satisfaction with work O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.48 p < .05 T1 satisfaction with work by T3 life satisfaction O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.46 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction by T3 satisfaction with work