Findings on happiness in Uskul & Greenglass (2005): study CA 2005

Author(s)Uskul, A.K.; Greenglass, E.
TitlePsychological Wellbeing in a Turkish-Canadian Sample.
SourceAnxiety, Stress, and Coping, 2005, Vol. 18, 269 - 278
DOIDOI: 10.1080/10615800500205983
PublicTurkish immigrants, Canada, 2005
 Turkish immigrants who living in Toronto, Canada.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =181
 106 men; 75 women, 19 to 59 years (Mean=32.6 years, SD=9.66) Education: 39% graduate degree; 35.7%university graduates; 19%secondary or community college graduates; 4.3%had lower degrees - 72.8%comprised of recent immigrants who immigrated or entered Canada with a student visa within the last 10 years. -the length of stay in Canada: Mean=7.5 years (SD=8.6); ranging from 1 to 33 years. - 88%born in Turkey, 4.4%born in Canada
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksyear unreported, assumed to 2005
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 15 questions: In your life, what is your regular level of A overall wellbeing B happiness C pleasure D bliss (seemingly complete happiness) E peace of mind G satisfaction G serenity H displeasure J beatitude (perfect happiness) J inner peace K fullfilment L joy M feeling bad N tranquility (inner calm) O plenitude (feeling of complete satisfaction, happiness and fulfillment) P unhappiness Rated: 1 strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 6 7 strongly agree Name: Subjective Authentic-Durable Happiness Scale (SA-DHS)
Error estimatescronbach's alpha=0.87
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Proactive copingC11ab01Current coping-style
Years spend in CanadaM07aa02Time since migration