Findings on happiness in Rotondi et al. (2016): study IT 2016

Author(s)Rotondi, V.; Stanca, L.; Tomasuolo, M.
TitleConnecting Alone: Smartphone Use, Quality of Social Interactions and Well-Being.
SourceWorking Paper: Politecno di Milano and University of Milan Bicocca, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG), 2016, Italy
Public18+ aged, general public, Italy, 2016
Survey nameIT MHS 2010-2014
 5 merged waves 2010-2014
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =144809
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: '......on general estimate of life-satisfaction...' (full text not reported) 0 entirely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 fully satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication4-6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.701.70

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Attending religious servicesshow  Religion in nation
Educationshow  Current education
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Smartphone useshow  Telephone
Smartphone useshow  Telephone, also classified as above ↑
Smartphone useshow  Ways to internet, also classified as above ↑
Sport activityshow  Active involvement in sports
Summed determinantsshow  Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)
Time spent with friendsshow  Current contacts with friends
Unemployedshow  Unemployed involuntary
Volunteering activityshow  Voluntary work