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 labelSubject Code
Finding
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 ↑