Findings on happiness in Lee et al. (2011b): study KR 2006

Publication
Author(s)Lee, G.; Kwon, S.; Lee, J.
TitleUse of Social-Networking Sites and Subjective Well-Being: A Study in South Korea.
SourceCyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 2011, Vol.14, 151 - 159
DOIDOI: 10.1089/cyber.2009.0382
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, South Korea, 2011
 Users of Cyworld.com social network site in South Korea
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Volunteers, the participating students were compensated with course credit.
Respondents N =217
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksYear of study not reported. Assumed 2006.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 25 questions: A Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. a In most ways my life is close to ideal b The conditions of my life are excellent c I am satisfied with my life d So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life e If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing Answers rated: 7 strongly agree 6 agree 5 slightly agree 4 neither agree nor disagree 3 slightly disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) B Indicate to what extend you feel this way in general in your life: a nervous b distressed c afraid d jittery e irritable f upset g scared h exiled i ashamed j guilty k hostile l active m determined n inspired o enthusiastic p alert q attentive r proud s strong t interested Answer options: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 extremely Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t) Name: Watson's PANAS Computation: A+B
ClassificationM-AO---mq-*-124-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication152-153
RemarksAuthor reports a medium score for life satisfaction that does not match the scale (table 1): LS= 4.95
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions. This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate how often you feel this way in the present. A upset B hostile C alert D ashamed E inspired F nervous G determined H attentive I afraid J active Answer options: 1 never 2 3 4 5 always Computation: (C=E+G+H+J)/5 - (A+B+D+F+I)/5 Name: Watson et al's PANAS, International short form I-PANAS-SF
ClassificationA-BW-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelPositive and negative affect
Page in publication152-153
RemarksAuthor reports scores for PA, NA and AB that do not match the PANAS scale (table 1): PA= 33.85; NA=22.18; AB=11.87
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Amount of self-disclosureP05cv01Degree of self-disclosure
Amount of self-disclosureI04ab04aSelf-disclosure on internet, also classified as above ↑
Economic resourceI01acSufficiency of current income
ExtraversionP05azExtraverted
Network size of social networking sitesF06ab03Number of 'friends' on social media
Network size of social networking sitesA02ac04bSocial media, also classified as above ↑
Network size of social networking sitesI04ab04bfSocial media, also classified as above ↑
NeuroticismP05ccNeurotic
NeuroticismH13ac05cNeurotic (f48), also classified as above ↑
Summed determinantsS15ab42Socio-demographic + personality + social ties
Time/week on social network sitesI04ab03aTime on internet
Usage period of social networking sitesA02ac04bSocial media
Usage period of social networking sitesI04ab04bfSocial media, also classified as above ↑
Usage period of social networking sitesI04ab03aTime on internet, also classified as above ↑
Usage period of social networking sitesT01ad04Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑