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Does Job Matter for the Happiness?

Social and Basic Sciences Research Review

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Title Does Job Matter for the Happiness?
Creator KANBUR, Aysun
Subject Job, happiness, being happy, money, Inglehart theory, Easterlin paradox, Turkey,
Description Throughout the several years in human life the sources of being happy are generally wondered, irrefutably. At this juncture, several robust sources of happiness argued in the researches both in the individual and societal aspects. The most common knowledge claims that material sources become less important while post-material sources become important for being satisfied from the life under the case of wealth. Thus, researches in the literature focused on the nexus between money and happiness. Interestingly, with Inglehart theory and Easterlin paradox, it is suggested that money loses its importance for happiness.Inquisitively, like money, the question of where job takes place in the happiness recipe of people is waiting for answering. In this context, this study is designed to emphasize to what extent job takes place in the happiness recipe of people in the specific of Turkey. For this purpose, 2004-2013 waves of TurkStat (Turkish Statistical Institute) Life Satisfaction Survey were used for analyzing the changes in the happiness level of people in Turkey over the last decade. Results of the study suggest that the sources of happiness sequentially flow as health, love, success, money, job and other. Thus, when it comes to happiness materialist values are not matter for Turkish people and post-materialist values gain the importance in being happy. Therefore, job should be accepted just as a tool for happiness similar with money.
Publisher Academy of Business & Scientific Research (ABSR)
Date 2015-03-02
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Social and Basic Sciences Research Review; Vol 3 No 3 (2015): March; 156-166
Language eng
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