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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
Vacation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Three or more days off from work

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a DM = + p < .05 T1 = one week before  M=5,30
T3 = one week after   M=5,43
Difference =            +0,13, t=3.29

Vacation satisfaction explains 3% extra variance in T3 happiness in addition to T1 happiness