Findings on happiness in Sabatini (2011): study IT 2008

Author(s)Sabatini, F.
TitleCan a Click buy a Little Happiness? The Impact of Business-to-Consumer E-Commerce on Subjective Well-Being.
SourceMPRA Paper no. 32393, 2011, München, Germany
PublicGeneral public, Italy, 2008
Survey nameUnnamed study
 2008 wave of the Italian Survey on Household Income and Wealth (SHIW). Topical module on "Happiness, family of origin and family decisions"
SampleProbability simple random sample
 not reported, assumed. Nationally and regionally representative.
Respondents N =4130
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 not reported, assumed
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here one means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy 10 very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very unhappy
Page in publication4 & 7
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Co2 emissionsshow  Local pollution
Cultural supplyshow  Cultural facilities in vinicity
Dirtiness of the local areashow  Attitudes to quality of local environment
Dirtiness of the local areashow  Local pollution, also classified as above ↑
E-shoppingshow  Buying
E-shoppingshow  on internet, also classified as above ↑
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Environmental crimesshow  Actual quality of local environment
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Household incomeshow  Household income
Humanitiesshow  Educational specialization
Instrumental variabls diagnosticsshow  Instrumental values
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusshow  Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced), also classified as above ↑
Micro-criminalityshow  Actual safety in vinicity
Micro-criminalityshow  Victim of crime, also classified as above ↑
Mortgage loanshow  Debts
Noise in the local areashow  Local noise
Ownership of the house of residenceshow  House owned or rented
Ownership of the house of residenceshow  Specific possessions, also classified as above ↑
Poorshow  Subjective poverty
Public parks and gardensshow  Local nature
Regional povertyshow  Poverty in nation
Social assistanceshow  Amenities in vinicity
Social assistanceshow  Welfare in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Work statusshow  Business assets
Work statusshow  Current occupation, also classified as above ↑
Work statusshow  Entrepreneur, also classified as above ↑
Worsening of health conditionshow  Deterioration of health, falling ill