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Correlational findings

Study Nawijn (2011a): study NL 2007

Public:
Adults, general public, Netherlands, followed 2 years, 2007-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3650
Non Response:
36% drop-out at T2
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Participants completed a questionairre every 3 months

Correlate

Authors's label
vacation frequency
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: had a vacation
    a: in 2008 only
    b: in 2007 and 2008
0: not

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-?-mq-n-7-a DM =            Mean happiness:    2007  2008  difference
a: vacation in 2008 only      3.64  3.51  -0.13
b: vacation in 2007 and 2008  3.68  3.52  -0.24
- difference                 +0.04 +0.01  +0.11
O-SLC-u-sq-n-5-a DM =            Mean happiness:    2007  2008  difference
a: vacation in 2008 only      3.85  3.96  +0.11
b: vacation in 2007 and 2008  3.88  3.98  +0.10
- difference                 +0.03 +0.01  +0.01