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World Values Survey (2000): study TR 1990

Publication

Author(s):
World Values Survey,
Title:
Aggregated data file waves 1+2+3
Source:
www.worldvaluessurvey.org

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 1990
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 2
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1030
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Remarks:
The question in Turkish is about happiness 'nowadays' and differs from the standard happiness item in which no time frame is specified
Page in publication:
v10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.1%,   2: 15.4%,   3: 51.7%,   4: 29.3%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.08 6.72
SD:
0.75 2.10
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Remarks:
The extremes of the scale are labeled as 'completely satisfied' and 'not satisfied at all' and differs from the standard life satisfaction item in the WVS, in which the labels are 'satisfied' and 'dissatisfied'
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.6%,   2: 1.3%,   3: 4.4%,   4: 5%,   5: 24.1%,   6: 11.7%,   7: 11.7%,   8: 15.3%,   9: 4.8%,   10: 16%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.40 6.00
SD:
2.45 2.72
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.60 5.60
SD:
1.73 1.73