Findings on happiness in Steyaert (2009): study NL 2009

Author(s)Steyaert, A.
TitleDe Invloed van Online en Ofline Sociale Relaties op ons Leefritme en Geluk. ( The Impact of Online and Offline Social Relations on Liferhythm and Happiness.)
SourceLeefritme Kennis Centrum, 2009, Netherlands
PublicGeneral public, aged 15+, The Netherlands
Collect period14-08-2019
Last collect period11-09-2019
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSemi-probability sample
 Sample taken from 'Consumer Jury' internet panel of Gfk company, which consists of paid participants
Respondents N =1286
Non Response34%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How happy do you feel at the moment? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (Labels not reported)
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication40
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.091.21

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Number of friendsS06abCurrent contacts
Self-perceived intensity of social lifeS06ac03Perceived intensity of social contacts
Taking initiative in contactsI07ad01Ability to maintain intimate contacts
Time spend on social network sitesA02ac04bSocial media
Time spend on social network sitesI04ab04bfSocial media, also classified as above ↑
Time spend on social network sitesI04ab03aTime on internet, also classified as above ↑
Time spend on social network sitesT01ad04Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑