Correlational finding on Happiness and Current interests
Subject code: I05ab

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 labelThings of computers they would like to know
Page in Source 7,12,15
Our classificationCurrent interests, code I05ab
Operationalization
Analysis of open-ended question: 
(part A. of two part question)
I would you like to know the following about computers? 

Obtained anwers:
(categories from open answers)
3 everything
2 concrete things
1 nothing.
Observed distributionN=753; N = 3: 30,7%, 2: 51,8%, 1: 17,5%.
Remarks
Differences by gender were observed in the sense that 
boys expressed with more frequency than girls that they 
wanted to know everything. In contrast more girls than 
boys preferred to know nothing.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-aF= ns


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