Findings on happiness in Casas et al. (2003): study ES Cataluna 1999

Author(s)Casas, F.; Figuer, C; Gonzalez-Carrasco, M.
TitleStrategies to Achieve Goals Related to TV or Computer Activities: Their Correlates with Adolescents' Well-Being.
SourcePaper, 5th Conference of the International Society for Quality - of - Life Studies, July 2003, Frankfurt, Germany
Public12-16 aged, secondary schools pupils, Catalunya, Spain, 1999
Collect period1999
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Children belonged to an intentional selection of classrooms by school. To get a sample of middle class students attending regular schools in the cities of Girona and Salt. Adolescents were carefully asked for co-operation and were informed that data would be treated confidentially.
Respondents N =968
 478 boys, 490 girls
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Administered to whole group of pupils in classroom settings. Adolescents' regular teacher and one or two researchers were present.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "" (Full text not reported) 1 - 2 3 4 5 + (Response options: not reported)
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Page in publication5
Error estimates0,03
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.932.33

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Activities to achieve things seen on TVP05acActive
Activities to gain knowledge about computersP05acActive
Activities to gain knowledge about computersP05avEfficacious, productive, also classified as above ↑
Enjoying timeT01af02Satisfaction with time-use
Information searching strategies on the InternetH02aa02Change in handicap
Information searching strategies on the InternetP08ab01Planning mindedness, also classified as above ↑
Information searching strategies on the InternetP05ddSystematic, also classified as above ↑
Perceived controlP05bpInner locus of control
Perceived social supportS10ac02Perceived availability of social support
Satisfaction with familyF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with schoolL12ac02aeSatisfaction with local schools
Self-esteemS02adCurrent self-evaluation
Things of computers they would like to knowI05abCurrent interests
Things on TV they would like to doI05abCurrent interests
ValuesV02ab05Economical values
ValuesV02ab06Educational values, also classified as above ↑
ValuesV02ab02Social values, also classified as above ↑