Findings on happiness in Arampatzi et al. (2018): study NL 2012

Publication
Author(s)Arampatzi, E.; Burger, M.; Novik, N.
TitleSocial Network Sites, Individual Social Capital and Happiness.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 99 - 122.
URLhttps://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10902-016-9808-z.pdf
Investigation
Public15-44 aged, internet users, The Netherlands, 2012-2013
Last assesment2013
Survey nameNL-LISS 2012-2013
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Merged samples of waves 2012 and 2013
Respondents N =1944
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole, how happy would you say you are? 10 totally happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 totally unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-n-11-j
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.49
Standard deviation1.21


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Contact with familyshow  Contacts with relatives
Contact with friendsshow  Current contacts with friends
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Household incomeshow  Household income
Married vs. singleshow  Married vs never married
Occupational statusshow  Current status: retired or not
Occupational statusshow  Involved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Occupational statusshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with social contactsshow  Satisfaction with amount of personal contacts
Separated/divorced/widowed vs. singleshow  Non-married states (compared mutually)
Social lonelinessshow  Feeling lonely (vs not)
Social lonelinessshow  Sources of current support, also classified as above ↑
Time per week spent on social network sitesshow  Internet, social media
Time per week spent on social network sitesshow  Social media, also classified as above ↑
Time per week spent on social network sitesshow  Social media, also classified as above ↑
Time per week spent on social network sitesshow  Time on internet, also classified as above ↑
Time per week spent on social network sitesshow  Time spend on social media, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on internet (other)show  Social media
Time spent on internet (other)show  Time spend on social media, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on online gamesshow  Gaming
Time spent on online gamesshow  Time on internet, also classified as above ↑
Trust in peopleshow  Trust in people