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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 during vacation
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha = .60
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=117 M=2,20 SD=,82
Operationalization
Self report of satisfaction with amount of work done during vacation

Measured on a 1-5 scale:

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.20 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction (before vacation) by T2 satisfaction with work during vacation (during vacation) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.06 ns T2 satisfaction with work during vacation by T3 life satisfaction (after vacation)