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Studies

World Values Survey (2004): study TR 2000

Publication

Author(s):
World Values Survey,
Title:
Aggregated Datafile European Values Survey 1999 and World Values Survey 2000. File name: WVSEVS_sb_v4.sav, 2004
Source:
http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2000
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 4
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 4607
Non Response:
0
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
Remarks:
Substitution was used.
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'
Page in publication:
a170
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13.3%,   2: 3.4%,   3: 6.4%,   4: 8%,   5: 19.5%,   6: 10.8%,   7: 10.1%,   8: 10.6%,   9: 5.6%,   10: 12.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.62 5.14
SD:
2.80 3.11
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:
Aggregated responses in 2 surveys: one in 1999 and one in 2001, both of wave 4.
Substitution used in samplinng.
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:
a008
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.3%,   2: 16.5%,   3: 41.3%,   4: 30.9%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.92 6.28
SD:
0.96 2.66