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Gilbert & Abdullah (2004): study GB 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Gilbert, D.; Abdullah, J.
Title:
Holidaytaking and the Sense of Well-Being.
Source:
Annals of Tourism Research, 2004, Vol. 31, 103 - 121

Investigation

Public:
Holidaymakers and controls, Guildford area, UK
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 604
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaires delivered at home at two points in time during the year

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions

Over the past few week I have felt
A  optimistic
B  withdrawn
C  enthusiastic
D  good natured
E  discontented
F  confused
G  confident
H  tense
I   understood
J  insignificant
K  satisfied
L  lonely
M  free-and-easy
N  clear headed
O  helpless
P  impatient
Q  usefull
R  depressed
S  loving
T  hopeless


Rated: 1 not at all to 9 all the time

Computation: (A+C=D+G+I+K+M+N+Q+S) - (B+E+F+H+J+L+O+P+R+T)

Name: Kamman's Affectometer 2, 20 item ABS version
Classification:
A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a
Author's label:
Current affect
Remarks:
Mean and SD of holiday takers at  T1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -80 - 80 On range 0-10
Mean:
29.30
SD:
22.77
Full text:
Selfrreport on single question asked twice:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
1  tremendously unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  tremendoesly happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction (Life3)
Remarks:
Mean and SD of holiday takers at T1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.99 7.49
SD:
1.23 1.54

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding holidaymaking (vs not) Traveling
International life style
having had a holiday Earlier leisure
Traveling