Findings on happiness in Rivera et al. (2015): study AW 2010

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, Aruba, 2010
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Random selection of towns, data-collection in town-halls and in university and schools
Respondents N =1200
 925 surveys were collected; 855 surveys were used for data analysis, after deleting incomplete and unusable surveys.
Non Response23,9%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Assumed by WDH team.
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 deviation1.001.67