Findings on happiness in Rose & Ozcan (2007): study ZZ EU 15 2003

Author(s)Rose, R.; Ozcan, Y.
TitleFirst European Quality of Life Survey: Quality of Life in Turkey.
SourceEuropean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2007, Dublin, Ireland
Public18+aged general public, 15 EU member states and Turkey, 2003
 15 EU member states before May 2004 (Austria. Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) and Turkey
Collect period7
Survey nameNot available
 European Quality of Life Survey, 2003; Quality of Life Survey, Turkish Statistical Institute (Türkiye Istatistik Kurumu, TÜIK), 2003.
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Non -probability sample of nations Probability sample within nations
Respondents N =26000
 EU15: about 1500 per nation; Turkey; N=2692;
Non ResponseNot available
 Turkey: 63%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelOverall Life Satisfaction
Page in publication48
Remarks EU15: M=7.4 Turkey: M=5.6; SD=2,71; Frequencies on original scale: 1= 15%; 2= 2%; 3=5%; 4=4%; 5=23%; 6=10%; 7=15%; 8=12%; 9=4%; 10=10%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Church attendanceR12ad02Participation in church
Class tensionN14ab07aAttitudes to social relations in the nation
Class tensionE04ab01Ethnic discrimination in environment, also classified as above ↑
Destitute: rent, food, utilitiesI01acSufficiency of current income
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
EmployedO01abCurrent occupation
FemaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health self-assessedH14ab02Self-perceived health
Income quartileI01ab03Household income
Income quartileI01ab01Personal income, also classified as above ↑
Influences of characteristics on life-satisfactionS15ab04Socio-demographic + life-appraisals
Manual workerO01abCurrent occupation
Manual workerO01ac01cManual or non-manual, also classified as above ↑
Policy satisfactionP09ag02Attitudes to state-services
Policy satisfactionH17ai03Satisfaction with health-services, also classified as above ↑
Policy satisfactionL12ac02ahSatisfaction with local transport, also classified as above ↑
Safe neighbourhoodL17ac03Perceived safety in vinicity
Trust in peopleT04ab02Trust in people
Trust in peopleP05diTrusting, also classified as above ↑
Urban areaL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling