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Correlational findings

Study Neal et al. (1999): study US 1995

Public:
Scientists , university, USA 1995
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2700
Non Response:
86%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Distributed in university

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with travel/tourism experiences
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on following questions related to:

A: PERCIEVED FREEDOM FROM CONTROL
1.In this trip, I felt free to do the kinds of things that I can't do at home
2. On this trip, I felt free from the controls of other people. I felt in control of my movements and actions
3. On this trip, I felt free from the pressures of life

B: PERCIEVED FREEDOM FROM WORK
4. On this trip, I felt far away from the drudgery of work
5. I needed to get away from work and relax. This trip helped me to rejuvenate
6. I was feeling overworked and emotionally exhausted. This trip helped me to get away from the stress and strains of work

C: INVOLVEMENT
7. On this trip I became emotionally involved and engaged with people and things. This experience was very peasant for me
8. This trip allowed me to get close to my spouse, children, relatives, and/or friends. Its was very much worthwhile
9. On this trip, I was able to reestablish a relationship with people I care a lot for

D: AROUSAL
10. On this trip, I managed to do exciting things. I experienced a lot of thrills. This experience had been enriching
11. On this trip, I established friendships with one or more new people. This was exciting. I needfed to make new friends
12. On this trip, I got involved with an exciting activity, I felt alive
13. On this trip, I was able to pursue a passionate interest. This experience was thrilling

E: MASTERY
14. On this trip, I had a chance to master a hobby or sport. I had wanted to do this for a long time but never had the chance
15. On this trip, I was able to sharpen my skills on a passionate hobby or sport. This was very rewarding to me.
  
F: SPONTANEITY
16. On this trip, I got to feel spontaneous. This experience had enriched me in ways I never expected.
17. One cannot afford to be spontaneous in everyday life. But one needs to be spontaneous once in a while. This trip allowed me to do just that - be spontaneous

G: THE GENERAL TRIP EXPERIENCE
18. All in All, I feel that this trip has enriched my life. I'm really glad I went on this trip
19. On this trip, I accomplished the purpose of my vacation. This experience haqs enriched me in some ways
20. This trip was rewarding to me in many ways. I felt much better among things and myself after this trip

Answers rated on a 5-point numerical scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-g-mq-v-5-a Beta-L = +.19 p < .01 Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
- travel/tourism services
- leisure life
- nonleisure life domains