Findings on happiness in Senol-Durak & Durak (2010): study TR 2010

Author(s)Senol-Durak, E.; Durak, M.
TitleThe Mediator Roles of Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem between the Affective Components of Psychological Well-Being and the Cognitive Symptoms of Problematic Internet Use.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 103, 23 - 32
DOIDoi: 10.1007/s11205-010-9694-4
Public17-36 aged, students, Turkey, 2010
Collect period2010
Survey nameNot available
 Own survey
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Respondents volunteered
Respondents N =521
 Males: 149; females: 372
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaires were distributed in a classroom setting
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 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 to what extend you felt this way during the past week?: A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H exiled I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Answer options: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): (A to K)/10 Positive affect score (PAS): (L to T)/10 Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' version)
Author's labelPositive and neghative affect
Page in publication27
RemarksAffect |Balance computed by WDH team, subtracting mean NA (13,29) from mean PA (23,90)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Problematic internet useshow  Addicted to the internet
Problematic internet useshow  Attitudes towards own internet use, also classified as above ↑
Problematic internet useshow  Internet, social media, also classified as above ↑
Problematic internet useshow  Satisfaction with internetting, also classified as above ↑