Findings on happiness in Pénard et al. (2013): study LU 2008

Publication
Author(s)Pénard, T.; Poussing, N.; Suire, R.
TitleDoes the Internet make People Happier?
SourceJournal of Socio-Economics, 2013, Vol. 46, 105 - 116
URLhttps://www.marsouin.org/IMG/pdf/PenardPoussingSuire.pdf
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Luxemburg, 2008
 Mean age 42,7; actual age range 19-89. 50% males, 50% females. Married or living with partner 64%.
Collect periodjune
Last collect perioddecember
Survey nameEU-EVS
 Limited to Luxemburg 2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingY
Respondents N =1332
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report 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
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.326.60
Standard deviation0.572.86

Scores in123
%5.557.037.5

Full textSelf report 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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication8,23
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.857.61
Standard deviation2.042.27

Scores in12345678910
%1.51.42.32.46.64.411.925.821.921.8

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Intensity of internet useshow  Time on internet
Intensity of internet useshow  Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑
Intensity of internet useshow  Use of internet, also classified as above ↑