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Studies

Nawijn (2009): study NL 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Nawijn, J.
Title:
The Holiday Happiness Curve: A Preliminary Investigation into Mood during a Holiday Abroad.
Source:
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2010, Vol. 12, 281 - 290

Investigation

Public:
International tourists visiting the Netherlands, 2008
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 481
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed on the spot

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

On a scale from 1 (terriblre) to 10 (excellent) how do you rate your life as a whole?
1 terrible
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 excellent
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-10-d
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.2%,   2: 0%,   3: 0.2%,   4: 0.9%,   5: 1.5%,   6: 3.5%,   7: 15.4%,   8: 35.7%,   9: 27.6%,   10: 15.1%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.24 9.06
SD:
1.22 1.34

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mood Current mood of the moment