Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in handicap
Subject code: H02aa02

StudyCasas et al. (2003): study ES Cataluna 1999
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
URLhttp://www.childresearch.net/RESOURCE/RESEARCH/2005/CASAS.PDF
Public12-16 aged, secondary schools pupils, Catalunya, Spain, 1999
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =968

Correlate
Author's labelInformation searching strategies on the Internet
Page in Source 6,12,15
Our classificationChange in handicap, code H02aa02
Operationalization
Analysis of the following open-ended question: 
"To get information on the internet, do you think you 
have to plan your search carefully, or is it better to 
search by chance?"

Obtained answers:
(categories obtained from open answers)
a. to plan
b. by chance
c. both
Observed distributionN=605; N = a: 72,7%, b: 20,5%, c: 6,8%.
Remarks
Any difference was observed regarding either gender or 
age.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-aF=4,56 p < .01
df = 2,599
Those who tend to plan when searching on the 
internet obtain higher levels of OLS.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-aSelfreport on single question:

"........life-satisfaction........."
(Full text not reported)
1 -
2
3
4
5 +
(Response options: not reported)


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
FF-STATISTIC
Type: asymmetric standard test statistic.
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning : the test statistic is also called the "Variance Ratio" and is the ratio of two independent estimators of the same variance with n1 and n2 degrees of freedom respectively. The critical values of its probability distribution are tabulated extensively in almost any textbook on Statistics
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl