Correlational findings

Study Rae & Lonborg (2015): study US Washington 2014

18+ aged undergraduate students, Facebook users, Seattle, USA, 2014
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 119
Non Response:
Questionnaire: web
Once registered fort he study, potential participants were redirected to the online survey service Qualtrics where they were presented with the IRB approved information sheet that contained the contac tinformation of both authors, study information, and participant rights as well as the survey items for this study. Prior to completing any study materials,all participants indicated that they understood the risks and wished to participate in the research. Participation wa sanonymous; as such, no identifying information was collected and credit was automatically awarded at the completion of the survey. Course credit was awarded for participation.


Authors's Label
Number of Facebook friends
Our Classification
Reasons given for using Facebook: a To keep in touch with old friends b To keep in touch with current friends c To locate old friends Rating: 7 Definitely applies to me. . . 1 Does not apply at all to me
M=7.12; SD=2.02
Related specification variables
Number of Facebook friends:
9 >400
1 <10

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-V-cm-sq-v-6-a Beta = - ns All O-V-cm-sq-v-6-a Beta = +.36 p < .05 Only for those who indicate that they use Facebook as a purpose to maintain their existing and old friendships. O-V-cm-sq-v-6-a Beta = -.13 ns Facebook not used for maintaining friendships.

Beta's controlled for:
- sharing internet information
- connection (new friends, dating)
- time use Facebook
- time use internet
- year in school
- gender
- course credits taken