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Correlational findings

Study Kavetsos & Koutroumpis (2011): study ZZ EU28 2005

Public:
15+ aged general public, 29 EU countries, 2005- 2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 28000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Technological amenities
Our Classification
Distribution
a: 72% b: 79% c: 42% d: 56% e: 61% f: 11% g: 44%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Self reported home access to:
a: Fixed phone
b: Mobile phone
c: TV
d: TV with DVD
e: CD
f: PC without internet
g:PC with internet

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.06 p < .001 a. Fixed phone O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.07 p < .001 b. Mobile phone
Stronger in nations with higher mobile penetration.
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.03 c. TV O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.01 d.  TV with DVD O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.04 p < .01 e. CD O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.03 p < .01 f. PC without internet O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.05 p < .01 g. PC with internet
stronger in nations with higher broadband penetration.

s controlled for
- Nation characteristics:
  - log GDP per capita
  - Year effects
  - Country effects
- Community characteristics:
  - Community size
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Age squared
  - Male
  - Marital status
  - Employement status
  - Education level
  - Financial situation