Socio-economic status and life satisfaction in Turkey

Al I.S. GItmez, Göktug Morcöl

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The relationship between one's objective living conditions and his/her subjective well-being is a problematic one. This paper discusses the results of a survey conducted in Turkey to explore the impacts of socio-economic status on satisfaction with various domains of life, and satisfaction of basic, and social and psychological needs. The results from the univariate, bivariate analyses and the multiple discriminant analysis indicate that socio-economic status is a strong determining factor in satisfaction with life domains and satisfaction of needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-98
Number of pages22
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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