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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 vacation as a whole
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report of satisfaction with vacation 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 = +.28 T1 life satisfaction (before vacation) by T2 satisfaction with vacation as a whole (during vacation) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.34 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction (before vacation) by T3 satisfaction with vacation as a whole O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Ra² = .03 T2 satisfaction with vacation explains 3% T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness