Findings on happiness in Brkljacic et al. (2018): study HR 2013

Publication
Author(s)Brkljacic, T.; Majetic, F.; Wertag, A.
TitleIm Always Online: Well-Being and Main Sources of Life Dis/Satisfaction of Heavy Internet Users.
SourceBahadir Bozoglan, "Psychological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction", 2018, IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA, 72 - 88
URLhttps://www.igi-global.com/chapter/im-always-online/193095
Investigation
Public18-32 aged, students, Zagreb, Croatia, 201?
 Students of electrical engineering and computing, University of Zagreb
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Students volunteered in regularly-scheduled classes
Respondents N =500
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Participants were divided into 3 groups: 1 light internet users (<3 hrs/day on internet; N=100; 20%); 2 Moderate users (3-9 hrs/day; N=286; 57,2%); 3 Heavy users (>=9 hrs/day; N=114; 22,8%)
General remarksYear of study not reported. Assumed 2013
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness. 10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!) 9 very happy (feeling really good and elated!) 8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good) 7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful) 6 slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral) 5 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral) 4 mildly unhappy (just a bit low) 3 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down) 2 very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low) 1 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down) Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item.
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-v-10-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication77
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.507.22
Standard deviation1.962.18


Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 extremely dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-af
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication77-78
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.707.44
Standard deviation1.922.13


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Frequency of internet useA02ac04Internet use
Frequency of internet useI04ab03aTime on internet, also classified as above ↑