Correlational finding on Happiness and Inequality of happiness in nations
Subject code: H05ab

StudyLewinter et al. (1996): study DK Hovenstaden (Capital region, KÝbenhavn) 1991
TitleThe Social Situation of Elderly Turkish Immigrants in Copenhagen, Denmark.
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1996, Vol. 11, 115 - 129
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00114856
Public55+aged Turkish migrants, Copenhagen, Denmark, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response44%
Respondents N =116

Correlate
Author's labelMinority vs Majority
Page in Source 124
Our classificationInequality of happiness in nations, code H05ab
Operationalization
1: Turkish
0: Danish

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-gD%= ns
% Happy (very or somewhat)
               all   males  female
Turkish        72    77     65
Danish         88    89     88
- difference  -16   -12    -23


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-gSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
5 very satisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 very disdsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl