Findings on happiness in Ekici & Koydemir (2014a): study TR 1999

Author(s)Ekici, T.; Koydemir, S.
TitleSocial Capitel, Government and Democracy Satisfaction, and Happiness in Turkey: A Comparison of Surveys in 1999 and 2008.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 118, 1031 - 1053
DOIdoi: 10,1007/s11205-013-0464-y
Public15+ aged, general public, Turkey, 1999
Survey nameEU-EVS 1999/2000
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1205
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
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
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication1035
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.012.79

Scores in1234

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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1036
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab01Young versus old
Belief in religious ideasR12ab04Specific beliefs
Belief in usefulness of mosqueR12afAttitudes to religion
Concern (1)C09ab02Specific concerns
Concern (1)W07ab02Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Concern (2)C09ab02Specific concerns
Concern (2)W07ab02Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Concern (3)C09ab02Specific concerns
Concern (3)W07ab02Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Democracy satisfactionP09ag03Attitudes to democracy
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
EmploymentE02abCurrent employment status
Government satisfactionP09ag01aAttitudes to national government
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Institutional trust (confidence)N01abCurrent attitudes to nation
Institutional trust (confidence)T04ab01Trust in institutions, also classified as above ↑
MaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married
Marital statusM02ab01bVs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Political involvementP09ab02Political participation
ReligiosityR12ab01Religious (vs not)
ReligiosityR12af02Self-definition as religious, also classified as above ↑
Social normsT02ab01Tolerant attitudes
TrustT04abCurrent trust
Volunteer association membershipC14ab02Active participation
Volunteer association membershipS07abCurrent organizational participation, also classified as above ↑