Findings on happiness in Lissitsa & Chachashvili-Bolotin (2016): study IL 2003

Publication
Author(s)Lissitsa, S.; Chachashvili-Bolotin, S.
TitleLife Satisfaction in the Internet Age - Changes in the Past Decade.
SourceComputers in Human Behavior, 2016, Vol. 54, 197 - 206
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.08.001
Investigation
Public20+ aged general pubic, Israel, 2003-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameIL AnnualSocialSurveysIsrael 2003-2012
 10 merged waves 2003-2012
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =73523
 Working age (20-64): N=61455; aged 65+: N=12068
Non Response20%
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall, how satisfied are you with your life.....? 4 very satisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied.
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-4-f
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication200
RemarksWeighed mean 2003-2012 computed by WDH-team. 20-64 aged: M=3,17; 65+ aged: M=2,91
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.127.07
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age groupshow  Young versus old
Arabsshow  Ethnic status in Israel
Educationshow  Current education
Employmentshow  Current employment status
Family incomeshow  Household income
Feeling lonelyshow  Feeling lonely (vs not)
Frequency of meeting/talking to friendsshow  Current number of friends
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Health problemsshow  Self ratings of mental health
Immigrantsshow  Ethnic status in Israel
Immigrantsshow  Time since migration, also classified as above ↑
Internet useshow  Use of internet
Internet use and social mediashow  Buying
Internet use and social mediashow  E-mail, also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  Gaming, also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  Information seeking, also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  Internet, social media, also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  on internet, also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  Social media, also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  Usages of internet for .., also classified as above ↑
Internet use and social mediashow  Use of internet, also classified as above ↑
Localityshow  Sub-urban vs urban
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Number of childrenshow  Number of children
Overall health conditionshow  Self ratings of mental health
Religiosityshow  Religion in nation
Trend in internet useshow  Time trend of happiness in age categories