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Studies

Ugur (2019): study TR 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Ugur, Z.B.
Title:
Does Money Buy Happiness in Turkey?
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Turkey 2003-2017
Survey name:
TR-TurkishLS pooled surveys
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 300313
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  moderately happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
table 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3%,   2: 9%,   3: 29%,   4: 51%,   5: 9%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.53 6.34
SD:
0.89 1.79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income bracket Household income
Trend correlates of happiness
Perceived change in standard of living over past 5 years Change to better or worse
Awareness of income change
Income comparisons
Expected change in standard of living in the next 5 years Income expectations
Awareness of income change
Self placement on income ladder Relative to income of compatriots Standard of living Relative income Age Current age (in years) Female Sexe (male vs female) Employment status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unemployed involuntary
Unfit for work
Not in labor force
Involved in schooling or not
Current status: retired or not
Education Level of school-education Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
Vs divorced
Vs formerly married (divorced + separated)
Vs widowed
Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with friends