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Studies

Reinecke & Trepte (2014): study DE 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Reinecke, L.; Trepte, S.
Title:
Authenticity and Well-being on Social Network Sites: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Online Authenticity and the Positivity Bias in SNS Communication.
Source:
Computers in Human Behavior, 2014, Vol. 30, 95 - 102

Investigation

Public:
Social media users,, Germany, followed 6 months, 2010-2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 374
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate how often you feel this way in the present.
A  upset
B  hostile
C  alert
D  ashamed
E  inspired
F  nervous
G  determined
H  attentive
I   afraid
J   active

Answer options:
1  never
2  
3
4  
5  always


Computation: (C=E+G+H+J)/5 - (A+B+D+F+I)/5

Name: Watson et al's PANAS, International short form I-PANAS-SF
Classification:
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Positive and negative affect
Remarks:
ABS computed by WDH-team
ABS computed is the mean of ABS at T1 and T2
Page in publication:
98
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -20 - 20 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.19
SD:
0.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Online authenticity Genuine
Self-disclosure on internet
Earlier self-disclosing
Later self-disclosure
Earlier internet behaviour
Later internet behaviour