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Correlational findings

Study Pierewan & Tampubolon (2014a): study ZZ Europe 2002

Public:
16+ aged general public, EU nations, 2004- 2010
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Internet density
Our Classification
Distribution
               2004    2006   2008   2010
M            40.0      51.0    56.9    66.9
SD          18.6     19.1    19.7    17.0
Operationalization
% of the households per region where any member of the household has the possibility to access the internet from home.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b =         b          se
2004  +.01 (01)  0.004
2006  +.03 (01)  0.001
2008  +.02 (01)  0.001
2010  +.04 (01)  0.002

b controlled for:
- frequency internet use
- social life
  - social support
  - trust
- health
- socio-demographics
  - gender
  - age
  - sexe
  - education
  - income
  - marital status
  - employment status
- regional characteristics
      - unemployment rate

Similar results obtained with a logistic regression