Correlational findings

Study Oh et al. (2014): study US Michigan 2014

Internet users, Michigan, USA, 2014
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 339
Non Response
Respondents were given a diary survey booklet and asked to record their first session of SNS use each evening over a 5-day period(Sunday-Thursday). The title page of the booklet included a brief introduction about the study including the purpose of the survey and general instructions for keeping the diary. The second page then contained questions about participants’ general SNS use and detailed instructions on how to respond to the questions about their SNS use and feelings after their SNS session on each day.


Authors's Label
Companionship on social media
Our Classification
Selfreport on 3 items:
a "No one I know would throw a birthday party for me"
b "Most people I know don’t enjoy the same things that I do"
c "I feel that I’m on the fringe in my circle of friends"
7 definitely true
1 definitely false

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a r = +.41 p < .01 O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a Beta = +.20 p < .001 Beta controlled for:
- number of social media friends
- supportive interaction
- positive affect
- sense of community
- appraisal
- esteem