Findings on happiness in Nawijn (2009): study NL 2008

Author(s)Nawijn, J.
TitleThe Holiday Happiness Curve: A Preliminary Investigation into Mood during a Holiday Abroad.
SourceInternational Journal of Tourism Research, 2010, Vol. 12, 281 - 290
PublicInternational tourists visiting the Netherlands, 2008
 International tourists from 68 nationalities
Collect period3-5
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 International tourists were approached by the researcher at various popular tourist sites throughout the Netherlands. Data were collected on different days of the week during 19 days in the spring of 2008.
Respondents N =481
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed on the spot
General remarksMost of the data reported in this paper concern mood of the day, which is not happiness in the sense of 'the overall appreciation of one's life as a whole'
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf 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
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.221.34

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
MoodM15abCurrent mood of the moment