Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier satisfaction with income
Subject code: I01aa01d

StudyHoopes & Lounsbury (1989): study US 1985
TitleAn Investigation of Life Satisfaction Following a Vacation: A Domain Specific Approach.
SourceJournal of Community Psychology, 1989, Vol. 17, 129 - 140
URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1520-6629(198904)17:2%3C129::AID-JCOP2290170205%3E3.0.CO;2-5/pdf
PublicWorking adults, USA, before and after vacation, 198?,
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response23
Respondents N =129

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with money
Page in Source 132,134
Our classificationEarlier satisfaction with income, code I01aa01d
Operationalization
Self report on:
- satisfaction with the income you and your family have
- satisfaction with the pay and fringe benefits you get
- how secure are you financially?

Assessed on a 1-7 scale:1 delighted...
7 terrible
Observed distributionN=121 M=3,64 SD=1,31
Error Estimatesalpha=.84
Remarks
Assessed at T1 1 or 2 weeks before vacation and T3 the 
week after vacation

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.44 p < .05
T1 life satisfaction by T1 satisfaction with money
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.49 p < .05
T3 life satisfaction by T3 satisfaction with money
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.45 p < .05
T1 satisfaction with money by T3 life satisfaction
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-ar=+.32 p < .05
T1 satisfaction with money by T3 life satisfaction


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 mixed
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl