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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 community
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
Satisfaction with friendships and social bonds:
- the number of good ,close friends you have
- the people you see socially
- the religious fulfillment in your life
- how much you help people or groups in this community
Satisfaction with where you live, :
- your house/ apartment
- the neighborhood you live in
- the community you live in.

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 = +.43 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction and T1 satisfaction with community O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.34 p < .05 T1 satisfaction with community and T3 life satisfaction O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.36 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction and T3 satisfaction with community O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.41 p < .05 T3 life satisfaction and T3 satisfaction with community