Title

Internet Use and Happiness

Abstract

In order to explore the relationship between happiness and Internet use, an Internet Use Scale (IUS) was developed and administered to college students along with the Flourishing Scale [1] and the Satisfaction with Life Scale [2]. A factor analysis of the IUS revealed three components of Internet use (time spent on the Internet; use of the Internet for information gathering; and use of the Internet for affective expression). Time spent on the Internet was negatively related to both happiness measures; information gathering was positively related to Flourishing scores; and affective expression was unrelated to happiness.

Meeting Name

3rd International Conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations, HCIBGO 2016 (2016: Jul. 17-22, Toronto, Canada)

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

Keywords and Phrases

Electronic commerce; Human computer interaction; Information use; Students; College students; Happiness; Information gathering; Internet use; Three component; Time spent; Internet

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-3-319-39395-7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0302-9743

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jul 2016

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