“Factors that Influence the Life Satisfaction of Women Living in the Northern Cyprus” (Özge Gökdemir ile birlikte),


Public Happiness , HEIRs, Italy, 1 - 04 June 2013, pp.7

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.7
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The main aim of this paper is to evaluate the life satisfaction among women living in the 
Northern Cyprus by focusing on socio-economic and gender related factors. Within this 
context, we aim to analyze the influence of socio-personal characteristics of Northern Cypriot 
women in regard to life satisfaction. To fulfill these objectives, a questionnaire survey 
has been applied to 510 women living in the major cities of Northern Cyprus. Applying 
an ordered logit model, this paper examines the role of several factors such as normal and 
social reference income, employment, and savings, health, and education, participation in the 
household expenditures, being a full-time housewife, domestic violence, political preferences, 
and perception of government performance on life satisfaction. The results demonstrate that 
good health, high education, high income, saving, high household income has positive effects 
on life satisfaction whereas domestic violence, being a full-time housewife, unemployment 
and social reference income has negative effects on life satisfaction.