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Correlational findings

Study Reinecke & Trepte (2014): study DE 2010

Public:
Social media users,, Germany, followed 6 months, 2010-2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 374
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Online authenticity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Participants were asked to think about their online profile and list 5 adjectives that "describe the person you represent in your online profile on . . . (name of network)". After participants had listed the 5 traits, they had to rate the extent to which each of the 5 adjectives described the person "you really are":
5 describes me very well
.
.
.
1 does not describe me at all

Ratings of all 5 attributes were summed and averaged to form a single indicator of authenticity.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a r = + p < .01 T1 happiness by T1 authenticity
                      
Positive affect: r= +.19(01)
Negative affect: r= -.18(01)
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a r = + p < .05 T2 happiness by T2 authenticity

Positive affect: r= +.19(01)
Negative affect: r= -.20(01
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a r = + p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 authenticity:

Positive affect: r= +.19(01)
Negative affect: r= -.18(01
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = + p < .05 T1 happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE authenticity
                 
Positive affect: beta= +.10(05)
Negative affect: beta= -.10(05)

Beta controlled for:
- authenticity at T1 (to indicate CHANGE)
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = + p < .05 T2 happiness by T1 authenticity
                 beta   
Positive affect  +.10(05)
Negative affect  -.10(05)

Beta controlled for:
- T1 happiness (to indicate CHANGE)