Happiness Alliance's Happiness Report Card for 2018
The current research examines leisure facility use as a moderator of the negative association of caregiving demands with wellbeing among informal caregivers. In accordance with the leisure constraints model, the study also explores the role of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and structural factors that may constrain or facilitate caregivers’ us of leisure infrastructure. Data were collected as part of a survey conducted by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing in three communities. Results showed that greater use of leisure facilities buffered the association of greater hours of care with lower levels of mental and physical wellbeing for informal caregivers. Attitudes toward leisure, sense of community, and facility accessibility all positively predicted caregivers’ use of leisure facilities. The results suggest that leisure infrastructure plays an important role in supporting wellbeing among caregivers and identify three types of constraints to consider when supporting caregivers’ use of leisure facilities in their communities. The Happiness Alliance's Happiness index was used for the study: Measures of wellbeing. Wellbeing was measured using two items borrowed from the Happiness Initiative Survey (Howell, deGraaf,Musikanski, & Godzikoskaya, 2011), which is based on the 2010 Survey on Gross National Happiness of Bhutan (Ura, Alkire, Zangmo, & Wangdi, 2012). Participants were asked to rate on a 7-point scale from “extremely dissatisfied” (value = 1) to “extremely satisfied” (value = 7) their satisfaction with their mental wellbeing and their physical wellbeing. Analyses were conducted for each of these two outcome variables separately
Use of Leisure Facilities and Wellbeing of Adult Caregivers by Emily Schryer, Steven E. Mock, Margo Hilbrecht, Donna Lero & Bryan SmalePDF
Use of the Happiness Alliance's Happiness Index in study.
- Use of Leisure Facilities and Wellbeing of Adult Caregivers by Emily Schryer, Steven E. Mock, Margo Hilbrecht, Donna Lero & Bryan SmalePDF
Sustainable tourism has the potential of contributing to local development while protecting the natural environment and preserving cultural heritage. Implementation of this form of tourism requires human resources that can assume effective leadership in sustainable development. The purpose of the international student program, described in this paper, was to develop and implement an educational methodology to fulfill this need. The study, which was developed and applied by two universities, took place in August 2013, in the study setting of Kastamonu, Turkey. The effectiveness of the program was measured by pre- and post-surveys using the Global Citizenship Scale developed by Morais and Ogden. The findings document a change in intercultural communication, global knowledge and political voice dimensions of the scale.
A Referential Methodology for Education on Sustainable Tourism Development by Burcin Hatipogu, Bengi Ertuna and Vinod SasidharanPDF
Use of the Happiness Alliance's Happiness Index for study.
- A Referential Methodology for Education on Sustainable Tourism Development by Burcin Hatipogu, Bengi Ertuna and Vinod SasidharanPDF
Behavior, attitudes, and lifespan development are key antecedents of happiness. However, little is known about the multivariate effect of those items on happiness. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the comparative impacts of leisure routines and attitudes on overall happiness and to elucidate how routine leisure activities and attitudes may influence happiness at different life stages. Questionnaires were completed by 379 students and 253 alumni members of the same university. Analysis of variance indicated alumni rated locus of control and happiness variables significantly higher than did current students. Students rated the leisure routine variable significantly higher than did alumni. Structural equation modeling showed leisure routines had a significant indirect effect on happiness with attitudes as a full mediator. Multigroup path analysis showed there is little variance between the two groups. Findings indicate that one's routine leisure activities and attitudes can have a significant positive effect on overall happiness, and this path is consistent at different life stages. (PDF) Leisure Routine and Positive Attitudes: Age-Graded Comparisons of the Path to Happiness. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/297893324_Leisure_Routine_and_Positive_Attitudes_Age-Graded_Comparisons_of_the_Path_to_Happiness?ev=prf_high [accessed Aug 27 2018].
Leisure Routine and Positive Attitudes Age-Graded Comparisons of the Path to Happiness Andrew W. Bailey, Hyoung-Kil Kang & Charlene Schmidt
Use of the Happiness Alliance's Happiness Index to conduct study.
- Leisure Routine and Positive Attitudes Age-Graded Comparisons of the Path to Happiness Andrew W. Bailey, Hyoung-Kil Kang & Charlene Schmidt
A Happiness and Objective Well-being Index (HOW-IS-IL) for Living and Working in the State of Illinois, 2016-17
An inaugural index is introduced to measure and track the well-being and happiness of Illinois’ citizens and workers. It draws on existing indicators and the happiness and well-being research literature. Similar to other such indexes, that quantify both objective and subjective well-being indicators, it contains 8 domains, but intentionally has more emphasis on measuring both the temperature and the climate for work and labor, and associated public policies. Each of the 8 categories has 10 components, from which an average is created for a composite figure. The Happiness Alliance's Happiness Index was one of the subjective well-being indicators included in the study.
A Happiness and Objective Well-being Index (HOW-IS-IL) for Living and Working in the State of Illinois, 2016-17 June 2, 2017 Lonnie Golden1, PhDPDF
Basis for research includes the Happiness Alliance's Happiness Index.
- A Happiness and Objective Well-being Index (HOW-IS-IL) for Living and Working in the State of Illinois, 2016-17 June 2, 2017 Lonnie Golden1, PhDPDF