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Correlational findings

Study Sabatini & Sarracino (2014): study IT 2010

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Italy, 2010-2011
Survey name:
IT MHS 2010-2011
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 77560
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Online networking
Our Classification
Operationalization
a The share of the population for whom a DSL connectionwas available
b The percentage of the reghion's area that is not covered by optical fiber

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = +.08 p < .001 b controlled for:
- frequency meeting friends
- social trust
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd OPRC = +.04 p < .05 ALL

OPRC controlled for:
- time commuting
- time watching TV
- gender
- age and age squared
- self-perceived health
- modem
- dsl
- fiber
- satellite
- 3G
- USB
- contacts with friends
- social trust
- real GDP pc

OPRC not signifivantly affected by additional control for:
- social trust
- real GDP pc
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b-iv = -.04 ns Respondents with social capital(contacts with friends and social trust) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b-iv = -.01 Respondents without social capital(contacts with friends and social trust)

b-iv's controlled for:
- real GDP pc
- frequency of meetings with friends
- social trust
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b-iv = +.05 p < .05 Respondents with social capital O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b-iv = -.05 p < .05 Respondents without social capital.

b-iv's controlled for:
- broadband coverage
- gender
- age