Findings on happiness in Pierewan & Tampubolon (2014a): study ZZ Europe 2002

Author(s)Pierewan, A.C.; Tampubolon, G.
TitleInternet Use and Well-Being Before and During the Crisis in Europe.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 119, 647 - 662
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0535-0
Public16+ aged general public, EU nations, 2004- 2010
Last assesment2010
Survey nameEU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2009
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =100000
 Estimate; n not reported
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are? 0 extremely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely happy - don't know - no answer
Author's labelwell-being
Page in publication651-3
RemarksConverted to scale 1-10 the average ranges from 7,19 t0 6,94
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Frequency internet useI04ab02Access to internet
Frequency internet useA02ac04Internet use, also classified as above ↑
Frequency internet useI04ab03aTime on internet, also classified as above ↑
Frequency internet useT01ad04Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑
Frequency internet useE03ae01Trend behavioral correlates of happiness, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH13ab02Self ratings of mental health
Interaction unemployment and internet densityE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
Internet densityI04ab02Access to internet
Internet densityR02ab02Internet penetration in region, also classified as above ↑
Internet densityE03ae02Trend environmental correlates of happiness, also classified as above ↑
Social meetingF06adCurrent friendship network
Social supportS10ac02Perceived availability of social support
Social supportI07ad02Perceived opportunities for contacts, also classified as above ↑
Trend happiness 2004-2010E03ab01aTrend in general public
TrustT04ab02Trust in people