Correlational findings

Study Arampatzi et al. (2018): study NL 2012

15-44 aged, internet users, The Netherlands, 2012-2013
Survey name:
NL-LISS 2012-2013
N = 1944
Non Response:
Questionnaire: web


Authors's label
Time spent on internet (other)
Our Classification
Selfreport on single question:  "Please indicate how many hours per week, on average, you spend on these online activities:
a On one or any of the following social network sites: Facebook, Hyves, Myspace, Sugababes, or others
b Twitter
c  Dating sites (such as Relatieplanet, Lexa, or others)"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-j Beta = -.03 ns Beta controlled for:
- time spent on social network sites
- time spent on online games
- trust in people
- gender
- age
- employment status
- marital status
- education
- year dummies

Beta not affected by additional control for:
- contact with friends
- contact with family
- satisfaction with social contacts
- social loneliness