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Correlational findings

Study Kross et al. (2013): study US Michigan 2012

Public:
Facebook users, Michigan, United States, 2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 82
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Facebook use
Our Classification
Operationalization
Sellf report on repeated question: " How much have you used facebook since the last time we asked?"
0: not at all
:
100: a lot.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-mi-sqr-ol-101-a b = -.08 p < .01 T1-T14 CHANGE in happiness: T14 Happiness controlled for how respondents felt at T1.

Nested time-lag analysis indicated that the more people used Facebook the worse they subsequently felt.

The reverse pathway (T1 happiness predicting T1-14 Facebook use, controlling for T0-1 Facebook use) was not significant: B= -.005, Chi2=.05.
A-AOL-mi-sqr-ol-101-a Chi² = 28.9 p < .01