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Selim (2008): study TR 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Selim, S.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Happiness in Turkey.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 88, 531 - 562

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 1990-2001
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 6338
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness in Turkey
Remarks:
Happiness assessed in :
1990: M= 3,081 SD=0,755
1996: M= 3,368 SD=0,726
2001: M= 3,014 SD=0,909
Page in publication:
543
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.68%,   2: 12.6%,   3: 45.2%,   4: 37.44%   (total 99.92%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.15 7.26
SD:
0.81 2.23
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 in Turkey
Remarks:
Life satisfaction assessed in :
1990: M= 6,389 SD=2,468
1996: M= 6,193 SD=2,527
2001: M= 5,799 SD=2,689
Page in publication:
543
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.51%,   2: 2.21%,   3: 5.17%,   4: 6.45%,   5: 23.81%,   6: 10.64%,   7: 11.51%,   8: 13.13%,   9: 4.59%,   10: 14.95%   (total 99.97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.13 5.70
SD:
2.57 2.86

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trend happiness in Turkey Trend in general public Trend happiness in males and females Trend happiness in males /females Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marital status Recent start of living as married
Recent marriage
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Number of children Number of children Education level Level of school-education Employement status Self employed
Full-time vs part-time
Full-time home maker
Unemployed involuntary
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Income Current income level (unspecified) Health status Current general health status Religion Concern about religion Importance of family Concern about family Importance of friends Concern about friends Importance of leisure time Concern about leisure Importance of politics Political concern Importance of work Current concern about work Political orientation Political concern Trust to people Trusting
Trust in people
Proud of nationality Current attitudes to nation