Correlational finding on Happiness and Efficacious, productive
Subject code: P05av

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 labelActivities to gain knowledge about computers
Page in Source 7,12,15
Our classificationEfficacious, productive, code P05av
Operationalization
Analysis of open-ended question:
(part B. of two part question)
what I am doing to get to know it is. 
Obtained answer categories:
(categories from open answers)
3 information searching
2 concrete actions
1 nothing
Observed distributionN=744; N= 3: 42,2%, 2: 24,1%, 3: 33,7%.
Remarks
Neither gender nor age showed statistical differences.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-aF=6,01 p < .003
df = 2,737
Those who search for information to gain knowledge 
about computers 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