Correlational finding on Happiness and Tolerant attitudes
Subject code: T02ab01

StudyEkici & Koydemir (2014a): study TR 1999
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
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1205

Correlate
Author's labelSocial norms
Page in Source 1038
Our classificationTolerant attitudes, code T02ab01
Operationalization
Self report on question "Can the following always be 
justified or never justified?"
a. Homosexuality
b. Abortion
c.,Divorce
d. Euthanasia
e. Suicide
f.  Having casual sex
Each question rated on a 1 (always justified) - 10 
(never justified) scale,
Observed distributionM = 2,24. SD = 1.45
Remarks
Cronbach's alpha = 0.71

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Probability of being more/less happy 
- very satisfied           +1% (ns)
- somewhat satisfied       +1% (ns)
- medium satisfied          0% (ns)
- somewhat dissatisfied     0% (ns)
- very dissatisfied        -1% (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-g
- very happy               +1% (ns)
- quite happy              +1% (ns)
- not very happy           -1% (ns)
- not at all happy         -1% (ns)

OLRCs adjusted for:
- income
- age
- employment status
- gender
- marital status
- religiosity


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-gSelreport 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
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aSelfreport 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


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl