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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
having had a holiday
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at:
T1: Pre-trip
T2: Post-trip

T1-T2 within one year period

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a DM = + CHANGE in happiness after holiday trip
T1: pre-trip happiness  M = 29,30  SD = 22,8
T2: post-trip happiness M = 33,30  SD = 23,1
    difference              +6,00
A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a MW = p < .001 A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a = .063

Happiness declined slightly among non-holidy taking controls
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a DM = + T1: pre-trip happiness  M = 6,99   SD = 1,22
T2: post-trip happiness M = 7,11   SD = 1,20
    difference             +0,12
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a MW = p < .001