Correlational findings

Study Lachmann et al. (2016): study DE 2014

Visitors of a 'digital societ' exhibition, Germany and Austria, 2016
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 4852
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)


Authors's Label
Internet addiction
Our Classification
Short internet addiction test: Pawlikowski, M. et al., 2013. Validation and psychometric properties of a short version of Young's internet addiction test.. Comput. Hum.Behav.29, 1212-1223.
Internet addiction score: <31: 74.1%; 31-37: 17.8%; >37:8.1%
Related specification variables
Selfreport on 12 questions on 2 main factors:
A. Loss of control/time management:
    a "How often do you find that you stay on-line longer than you intended?"
    b "How often do you find yourself saying “just a few more minutes” when on-line?"
    c "How often do you neglect household chores to spend more time on-line?"
    d "How often do you try to cut down the amount of time you spend on-line and fail?"
    e "How often do your grades or school work suffer because of the amount of time you spend on-line?"
    f "How often do you lose sleep due to being online late at night?"
B. Factor: craving/social problems:
    g "How often do you choose to spend more time on-line over going out with others?"
    h "How often do you try to hide how long you’ve been on-line?"
     i "How often do you snap, yell, or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are on-line?"
     j "How often do you feel depressed, moody, or nervous when you are off-line, which goes away once   you are back on-line?"
    k "How often do you feel preoccupied with the Internet when off-line, or fantasize about being on-line?"
    l "How often do you become defensive or secretive when anyone asks you what you do on-line?"

Ratings to each question|:
5 Always
1 Rarely

The 12 item scores were summed to a minimum score of 12 and a maximum score of 60.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = -.20 p < .01 all O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = -.19 p < .01 males only O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = -.22 p < .01 females only