Correlational finding on Happiness and Current organizational participation
Subject code: S07ab

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 labelVolunteer association membership
Page in Source 1036
Our classificationCurrent organizational participation, code S07ab
Operationalization
Self report on question whether the respondent is a 
member of any of the following 14 groups/organisations:
a. social welfare groups
b. religious organizations
c. cultural activities
d. trade unions
e. political groups
f.  local community actions
g. human rights action
h. environmental groups
i.  professional associations
j.  youth work
k. sports groups
l.  women's group
m. peace movement
n. health organizations.
1 = member of any.
0 = member of none.
Observed distribution1 = 8 %

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aOLRC= ns
Probability of being more/less happy if member 
- very satisfied           0% (ns)
- somewhat satisfied       0% (ns)
- medium satisfied         0% (ns)
- somewhat dissatisfied    0% (ns)
- very dissatisfied       +1% (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-gOLRC=- p < .01
- very happy              -7% (.01)
- quite happy             -7% (.05)
- not very happy          +5% (.01)
- not at all happy        +9% (.05)

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
OLRCORDERED LOGIT REGRESSION COEFFICIENT
Statistic: Ordered logit regression coefficient
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: ordered responses
Theoretical range: unlimited

OLRC > 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a higher probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a lower probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable.

OLRC< 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a lower probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a higher probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable.

OLRC = 0 No relationship between the independent and dependent variable..

Remarks:
The interpretation for the intermediate categories of the dependent variable are ambiguous. It is advised to use marginal effects.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl