Findings on happiness in Krasnova et al. (2013): study DE Berlin 2007

Publication
Author(s)Krasnova, H.; Wenninger, H.; Widjaja, T.
TitleEnvy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?
SourcePaper for 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, 27th February - 01st March 2013, 1 - 17 Leipzig, Germany
URLhttp://aisel.aisnet.org/wi2013/92/
Investigation
Public18+ aged, students, Berlin, Germany 20?
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Volunteers of the Humboldt-University Berlin reacting to a mailing list, with a chance to win 1 of 40 5 euro Amazon gift certificates.
Respondents N =227
 31.7 % male, 67.8% female; mean age 24.3; 94.3% German; 86.3% students, 4.4% employed; study: 25.1% language/culture, 10.1% social sciences, 7.5% business/economics; Mean number of Facebook friends 179
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksYear of study not reported. Assumed 2007.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on two questions: A I am happy B I am satisfied with the life I lead Rated 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 somewhat disagree 4 neither disagree nor agree 5 somewhat agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-7-c
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Active participation on Facebookshow  Social media
Active participation on Facebookshow  Social media, also classified as above ↑
Active participation on Facebookshow  Time on internet, also classified as above ↑
Active participation on Facebookshow  Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑
Ageshow  Age difference among young people
Envy on facebookshow  Attitudes towards own internet use
Envy on facebookshow  Jealous, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Number of friendsshow  Number of 'friends' on social media
Passive following on Facebookshow  Social media
Passive following on Facebookshow  Social media, also classified as above ↑
Passive following on Facebookshow  Time on internet, also classified as above ↑
Passive following on Facebookshow  Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑
Summed determinantsshow  Socio-demographic + life style