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Correlational findings

Study Castellacci & Schwabe (2018): study ZZ EU 27 2010

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 27 EU nations, 2010-2013
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Internet use
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 3 questions:
"Could you tell me if . . .:
a You use the Internet at home, in your home
b You use the Internet on your place of work
c You use the Internet somewhere else (school, university, cyber-café, etc.)?"

7 Every day/almost every day
6 2 or 3 times a week
5 About once a week
4 2 or 3 times a month
3 Less often
2 Never
1 No internet access

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b DM = +/- O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.06 ns O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.02 p < .01 Beta's and OPRC's controlled for:
- Personal characteristics:
   - age ad age squared
   - gender (women)
   - unemployment
   - education
   - unmarried
   - marital status
   - financial situation
- Environment:
   - living  urban/rural
   - society level (above mid-point)
   - job status
   - time dummies
   - country fixed effects
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.34 ns O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.11 beta's and OPRC's additionally controlled for:
- internet use * age and age squared