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Studies

Nawijn (2011): study 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Nawijn, J.
Title:
Determinants of Daily Happiness on Vacation.
Source:
Journal of Travel Research, 2011, Vol. 50, 559 - 566

Investigation

Public:
International tourists visiting the Netherlands, 2009
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 466
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed on the spot

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 8 questions:

..how frequent one experienced in the past few weeks..
A happy
B satisfied
C contented
D cheerful
E sorry
F sad
G depressed
H dissatisfied

Rated  for applicability:
4 definitely
3  slightly
2  slightly not
1  definitely not

Summation: (A+B+C+D) - (E+F+G+H)

Name: Hedonic Tone (HT) subscale of UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Affect balance
Remarks:
PA: M = 4.74; NA: M = 1.09
Page in publication:
560
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -12 - 12 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.65 7.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Holiday stress Vacationing Attitude toward the travel party Socializing Colleagues as travel party Vacationing Other type of holiday Vacationing