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Correlational findings

Study Nawijn et al. (2010): study NL 2006

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, followed 21 weeks, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1530
Non Response:
470
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
Completed every 8 weeks

Correlate

Authors's label
Holiday quality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question about quality of Ss' holiday trip.
3: very relaxed
2: relaxed
1: stressful or neutral

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-c MAoV = Holiday quality   T1      T5       difference
-very relaxed     M=2,48  M=2,71   +0,23 (01)
-relaxed          M=2,27  M=2,22   -0,05 (ns)
-stressful        M=1,52  M=1,56   -0,04 (ns)
A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-c F = p < .001 F (4, 718)=9.24 A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-c = Pillai’s Trace=.10; η2=.05

Happiness rises after a holiday trip only for vacationers who rated the holiday as 'very relaxed'.