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Correlational findings

Study Gilbert & Abdullah (2004): study GB 2001

Public:
Holidaymakers and controls, Guildford area, UK
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 604
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaires delivered at home at two points in time during the year

Correlate

Authors's label
holidaymaking (vs not)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Reponse to question about holidays: Having taking at least four nights or more holiday outside the UK
1 yes: holiday taking group
0 no : non-holiday group

Non-holidaymakers control group was matched on basis of occupation and age

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a MW = 63.6 p < .05 At T1 (pre-trip)
- Non-holidaymakers  M = 23,8  SD = 23.4
- Holidaymakers      M = 29,3  SD = 22,8
  difference              +5,5
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a DM = p < .05 - Non-holiday takers  M = 6,69   SD = 1,52
- Holiday takers      M = 7,00   SD = 1,22
  Difference             +0,31
A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a DM = + At T2 (post trip)
- Non-holiday takers  M = 20,5  SD = 25.2
- Holiday takers      M = 33,3  SD = 23,1
  difference             +12,8
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a DM = + p < .05 - Non-holidaymakers  M = 6,35   SD = 1,41
- Holidaymakers      M = 7,11   SD = 1,20
  difference             +0,76