Findings on happiness in Lewinter et al. (1996): study DK Hovenstaden (Capital region, KÝbenhavn) 1991

Author(s)Lewinter, M.; Gezgin, K.; Kesmez, S.S.
TitleThe Social Situation of Elderly Turkish Immigrants in Copenhagen, Denmark.
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1996, Vol. 11, 115 - 129
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00114856
Public55+aged Turkish migrants, Copenhagen, Denmark, 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported. Estimated 1991
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Turkish citizens age 55 and over, who were residing in the city of Copenhagen was included. Age 55 was selected as lower limit for two reasons. First, It was a frequent pension age in the industrial sector in Turkey, and second to get a reasonable sample size.
Respondents N =116
 Male N=73 Female N=43
Non Response44%
 Interviews were carried out over a short period of time, and a number of potential respondents were out of the country, and hence unable to be connected.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Interviewers were Turkish or Kurdish speaking
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? 5 very satisfied 4 somewhat satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication124
Remarks72% happy (very or somewhat)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Minority vs Majorityshow  Ethnic status in specific nations
Minority vs Majorityshow  Inequality of happiness in nations, also classified as above ↑