Findings on happiness in Neal et al. (1999): study US 1995

Author(s)Neal, J.D.; Sirgy, M.J.; Uysal, M.
TitleThe Role of Satisfaction with Leisure/Travel/Tourism Services and Experience in Satisfaction with Leisure Life and Overall Life.
SourceJournal of Business Research, 1999, Vol. 44, 153 - 163
PublicScientists , university, USA 1995
 Faculty and graduate students at large university in the Southeast
Collect periodsummer
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =2700
Non Response86%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Distributed in university
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 3 questions A I am generally happy with my life B Although I have my ups and downs, in general I feel good about my life C I lead a meaningful and fullfilling life Scoring: 5 strongly agree 4 agree 3 agree nor disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation: A+B+C / 3
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general
Page in publication156,158
Error estimatesCronbach's alpha = .91
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 5 - 25On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.75

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Satisfaction with leisure lifeL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with non-leisure domainsL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with tourism servicesL03ad03cSatisfaction with leisure services
Satisfaction with travel/tourism experiencesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with travel/tourism on life satisfactionL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life