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Studies

Brkljacic et al. (2018): study HR 2013

Publication

Author(s):
Brkljacic, T.; Majetic, F.; Wertag, A.
Title:
Im Always Online: Well-Being and Main Sources of Life Dis/Satisfaction of Heavy Internet Users.
Source:
Bahadir Bozoglan, "Psychological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction", 2018, IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA, 72 - 88

Investigation

Public:
18-32 aged, students, Zagreb, Croatia, 201?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Participants were divided into 3 groups: 1 light internet users (<3 hrs/day on internet; N=100; 20%); 2 Moderate users (3-9 hrs/day; N=286; 57,2%); 3 Heavy users (>=9 hrs/day; N=114; 22,8%)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10  extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9    very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8    pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7    mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6    slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5    slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4    mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3    pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2    very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1    extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item.
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
77
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.50 7.22
SD:
1.96 2.18
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1 extremely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-af
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
77-78
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.70 7.44
SD:
1.92 2.13

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Frequency of internet use Time on internet