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Correlational findings

Study Orben et al. (2019): study GB 2009

Public:
12-15 aged, UK, folowed 7 years 2009-2016
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1699
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Social media use
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: How many hours do you spend chatting or interacting with friends though a social website like Bebo, Facebook or MySpace on a normal school day?
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Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e r = -.13 BETWEEN person correlation

More negative for females
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e Beta = -.05 WITHIN person effect of more hours social media on happiness
- Males:   Beta =-.08
- Females: Beta =-.13
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e Beta = -.02 WITHIN person effect of more happiness on hours on social websites
- Males:   beta=-.07
- Females: beta=-.09