Findings on happiness in Ekici & Koydemir (2014): study TR 2008

Publication
Author(s)Ekici, T.; Koydemir, S.
TitleSocial Capital, Government and Democracy Satisfaction, and Happiness in Turkey: A Comparison of Surveys in 1999 and 2008.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 118, 1031 - 1053
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-013-0464-y
DOIdoi: 10,1007/s11205-013-0464-y
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2008
Survey nameEU-EVS
 2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2381
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1036
RemarksDistribution only reported for combined answer categories (5)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelreport on single question: In general, how do you feel about your life at present? I feel... 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not happy at all
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-4-g
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1035
RemarksThe formulation of the question and answer categories is not the standard EVS format
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.936.20
Standard deviation0.903.20

Scores in1234
%9.515.347.927.3

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Young versus old
Belief in religious ideasshow  Specific beliefs
Belief in usefulness of mosqueshow  Attitudes to religion
Concern (1)show  Specific concerns
Concern (1)show  Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Concern (2)show  Specific concerns
Concern (2)show  Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Concern (3)show  Specific concerns
Concern (3)show  Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Democracy satisfactionshow  Attitudes to democracy
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Employmentshow  Current employment status
Government satisfactionshow  Attitudes to national government
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Institutional trust (confidence)show  Current attitudes to nation
Institutional trust (confidence)show  Trust in institutions, also classified as above ↑
Maleshow  Sex (male vs female)
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married
Marital statusshow  Vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenshow  Number of children
Political involvementshow  Political participation
Religiosityshow  Religious (vs not)
Religiosityshow  Self-definition as religious, also classified as above ↑
Social normsshow  Tolerant attitudes
Trustshow  Current trust
Volunteer association membershipshow  Active participation
Volunteer association membershipshow  Current organizational participation, also classified as above ↑