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Correlational findings

Study Lelkes (2012): study ZZ EU 27 2010

Public:
65+ aged, 26 European nations, 2010-2011
Survey name:
EU-ESS 5: 2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Internet use intensity
Our Classification
Operationalization
3 every day
2 sometimes
1 never (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd OLRC = +/-                             Internet use
                    Sometimes   Every day    
                    (vs never)  (vs never)
                    OLRC  p<.   OLRC  p<.  N
Very satisfied (8-10):
- All 65+           +.59  01    +.98  01   8039
- Rare/no contacts  -.51  ns    +.59  ns   1523
- Lonely            -.01  ns    +.40  ns   1393
- No friend         +.45  ns    +.88  01   1470
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd OLRC = +/- Very dissatisfied (0-3):
- All 65+           -.82  01   -1.20  01   8039
- Rare/no contacts  +.20  ns    -.72  ns   1523
- Lonely            +.34  ns    -.45  ns   1393
- No friend         -.16  ns    -.71  05   1470
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a OLRC = + Very happy (8,9,10)
- All 65+           +.54  01   +1.03  01   8039
- Rare/no contacts  +.15  ns   +0.97  01   1523
- Lonely            +.06  ns   +1.22  01   1393
- no friend         +.33  ns   +1.23  01   1470

OLRC's controlled for:
- gender
- marital status
- income
- education
- health