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Studies

Mitchell et al. (2011): study US Illinois 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Mitchell, M.E.; Lebow, J.R.; Uribe, R.
Title:
Internet Use, Happiness, Social Support and Introversion: A More Fine Grained Analysis of Person Variables and Internet Activity
Source:
Computers in Human Behavior, 2011, Vol. 27, 1857-1861

Investigation

Public:
18-30 aged university students, USA, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 185
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale
Page in publication:
1858

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Solitary internet use Usages of internet for ..
Misschied on internet
Interactive internet use Usages of internet for ..
Cyber sex