Findings on happiness in Rivera et al. (2015): study AWB 2014

Author(s)Rivera, M.; Croes, R.; Lee, S.H.
TitleTourism Development and Happiness: A Residents Perspective.
SourceJournal of Destination Marketing & Management. 2015, 1 -12
Public18+ aged, general public, urban areas, Aruba, 2014
 Public from geographical areas Noord, Oranjestad, San Nicolas and Santa Cruz, representing 67% of the total population of Aruba.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Randomly selected sample of towns, data were collected at town hall meetings and in uviversities and schools Males 47% Females 53%
Respondents N =855
 Out of 1200 surveys, 925 surveys were collected, after deleting incomplete and unusable surveys 855 surveys were used.
Non Response22.9%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksData collection took 4 months
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: In general I consider myself as 1 a very unhappy person 2 3 4 5 6 7 a very happy person Item in Lyubomirsky & Lepper's 'Subjective Happiness Scale' (SHS)
Author's labelSubjective happiness
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.00