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Ekici & Koydemir (2014): study TR 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Ekici, T.; Koydemir, S.
Title:
Social Capital, Government and Democracy Satisfaction, and Happiness in Turkey: A Comparison of Surveys in 1999 and 2008.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 118, 1031 - 1053

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2381
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Distribution only reported for combined answer categories (5)
Page in publication:
1036
Full text:
Selreport 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
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-g
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
The formulation of the question and answer categories is not the standard EVS format
Page in publication:
1035
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.5%,   2: 15.3%,   3: 47.9%,   4: 27.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.93 6.20
SD:
0.90 3.20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trust Current trust Political involvement Political participation Concern (1) Specific concerns
Specific worries
Social norms Tolerant attitudes Institutional trust (confidence) Current attitudes to nation
Trust in institutions
Volunteer association membership Active participation
Current organizational participation
Government satisfaction Attitudes to national government Democracy satisfaction Attitudes to democracy Religiosity Religious (vs not)
Self-definition as religious
Male Sex (male vs female) Concern (2) Specific concerns
Specific worries
Concern (3) Specific concerns
Specific worries
Employment Current employment status Age Young versus old Marital status Married vs never married
Vs divorced
Number of children Number of children Education Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Belief in religious ideas Specific beliefs Belief in usefulness of mosque Attitudes to religion