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Studies

Eren & Asici (2016): study TR 2013 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Eren, K.A.; Asici, A.A.
Title:
The Determinants of Happiness in Turkey: Evidence from City-Level Data.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2016, Online Paper, 1 - 23

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, urban areas, Turkey, 2013
Survey name:
TR-TurkishLS2013
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 196203
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about your life as a whole, how happy would you say you are?
5  I am very happy
4  I am happy
3  so-so
2  I am unhappy
1  I am very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-f
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Means calculated by WDH-team
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.58%,   2: 8.31%,   3: 28.79%,   4: 51.23%,   5: 9.09%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.56 6.40
SD:
0.87 2.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Widow-divorced vs. single Divorced or separated
Widowed
Married vs. single Married vs never married Unemployed vs. out of labour force Unemployed involuntary
Not in labour force
Employed vs. out of labour force Current employment status Household income Satisfaction with income\finances Materialistic virtues Materialism
Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Health (self-reported) Self-perceived health Degree of hope Current hope Satisfaction from friends Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction from housing Satisfaction with housing Perception of safety Feeling secure (vs threatened)