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Technologiegebrauch und seine Effekte auf Zeitnutzungsmuster, soziale Beziehungen und Wohlbefinden

Sophie Lohmann, Robert Gordon Rinderknecht, Daniela Veronica Negraia, Emilio Zagheni

The Internet, smartphones, and social networking sites have led to a major social discontinuity in recent history. We study, across demographic groups, how the “digitalization of life” differentially affects social relations, emotional well-being, and the way we spend our time.  Ausführliche Beschreibung

Leisure time spent alone with technology has increased, but there is no association between how many social media platforms we use and how happy we are

(A) Means and 95% confidence intervals of self-rated happiness (1 = very happy, 0 = pretty happy, -1 = not too happy) by how many social media platforms respondents used (data: General Social Survey, 2016). (B) Figure shows average daily minutes spent in solitary leisure between 1965 and 2019, broken down by type of leisure activity (data: American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS), 1965 – 1998; American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2003 – 2019. © MPIDR

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Lohmann, S.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-023. (2020)    
Das Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR) in Rostock ist eines der international führenden Zentren für Bevölkerungswissenschaft. Es gehört zur Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, einer der weltweit renommiertesten Forschungsgemeinschaften.