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Correlational findings

Study Gilbert & Abdullah (2002): study GB 2000

Public
Tourists, UK, 2000
Sample
Respondents
N = 604
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Holiday making
Our Classification
Remarks
Comparison of those waiting to go on holiday and those not waiting to go on holiday (holidaymakers vs. Non-holidaymakers)
Operationalization
Reponse to question about holidays: Having taking at least four nights or more holiday outside the UK
1 yes: holiday makers
0 no : non-holiday makers

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a DM = + p < .05 Holidaymakers      M = 6,99  SD = 1,23
Non-holidaymakers  M = 6,68  SD = 1,52
- difference:         +0,31      -0,29
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a MW = p < .05 A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a DM = + p < .01 Holidaymakers      M = 29,30  SD = 22,77
Non-holidaymakers  M = 23,85  SD = 23,43
- difference:          +5,45       -0,66
A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a MW = p < .01