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Studies

Casas et al. (2003): study ES Cataluna 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Casas, F.; Figuer, C; Gonzalez-Carrasco, M.
Title:
Strategies to Achieve Goals Related to TV or Computer Activities: Their Correlates with Adolescents' Well-Being.
Source:
Paper, 5th Conference of the International Society for Quality - of - Life Studies, July 2003, Frankfurt, Germany

Investigation

Public:
12-16 aged, secondary schools pupils, Catalunya, Spain, 1999
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 968
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Administered to whole group of pupils in classroom settings. Adolescents' regular teacher and one or two researchers were present.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"........life-satisfaction........."
(Full text not reported)
1  -
2
3
4
5  +
(Response options: not reported)
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
5
Error estimates:
0,03
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.1%,   2: 2.9%,   3: 17.4%,   4: 37.2%,   5: 40.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.11 7.77
SD:
0.93 2.33

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Enjoying time Satisfaction with time-use Satisfaction with school Satisfaction with local schools Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with family-life Values Educational values
Social values
Economical values
Self-esteem Current self-evaluation Perceived control Inner locus of control Perceived social support Perceived availability of social support Information searching strategies on the Internet Planning mindedness
Change in handicap
Systematic
Things of computers they would like to know Current interests Activities to gain knowledge about computers Active
Efficacious, productive
Things on TV they would like to do Current interests Activities to achieve things seen on TV Active