Findings on happiness in Gökdemir & Dumludag (2012): study NL 2010

Author(s)Gökdemir, O.; Dumludag, D
TitleLife Satisfaction Among Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in the Netherlands: The Role of Absolute and Relative Income.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2012, Vol. 06, 407 - 417
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s1120501198158
PublicAdults, Turkish and Moroccan immigrants, The Netherlands, 2010
Collect period2010
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =207
 Turkish: N=111, 65 males, 46 females Moroccan: N= 96, 41 males, 55 females
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
Page in publication3
RemarksTurkish: M=6.8 Moroccan: M=7.7
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Full textSelfreport on single question Lead item not reported 4 very happy 3 somewhat happy 2 somewhat unhappy 1 very unhappy - DK/NA
RemarksTurkish: M=3.05 Moroccan: M=3.12
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Absolute Income (per month)I01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Migration generationE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
Perception of DiscriminationE04ab01aPerceived occurrence of ethnic discrimination
Relative Income (per month)I01aeRelative income
ReligionR12adCurrent religious practices