Findings on happiness in Sabatini & Sarracino (2014): study IT 2010

Author(s)Sabatini, F.; Sarracino, F.
TitleOnline Networks and Subjective Well-Being
SourceKyklos, 2017, Vol. 70, 456 - 480
Public18+ aged, general public, Italy, 2010-2011
Collect period2010
Last collect period2011
Survey nameIT MHS 2010-2011
 2 merged waves 2010 and 2011
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =77560
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays? 0 extremely dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 extremely satisfied - don't know - no answer
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Page in publication6,10
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.681.68

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age and age squaredshow  Current age (in years)
Frequency of meetings with friendsshow  Current contacts with friends
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Good healthshow  Self ratings of mental health
Minutes spent commutingshow  Time spend commuting
Minutes spent watching TVshow  Tv watching, radio listening
Online networkingshow  Internet penetration in region
Real GDP per capitashow  GDP in region
Share of population with 3G-networkshow  Internet penetration in region
Share of population with a modemshow  Internet penetration in region
Share of population with a satellite connectionshow  Internet penetration in region
Share of population with DSL-connectionshow  Internet penetration in region
Share of population without USBshow  Internet penetration in region
Share of region without glass fiber connectionshow  Internet penetration in region
Social trustshow  Trust in people