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Studies

Pénard et al. (2013): study LU 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Pénard, T.; Poussing, N.; Suire, R.
Title:
Does the Internet make People Happier?
Source:
Journal of Socio-Economics, 2013, Vol. 46, 105 - 116

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Luxemburg, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1332
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
  
Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.5%,   2: 57%,   3: 37.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.32 6.60
SD:
0.57 2.86
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
8,23
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 1.4%,   3: 2.3%,   4: 2.4%,   5: 6.6%,   6: 4.4%,   7: 11.9%,   8: 25.8%,   9: 21.9%,   10: 21.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.85 7.61
SD:
2.04 2.27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Intensity of internet use Time on internet
Time spend on internet
Use of internet