The effects of probable European Union membership of Turkey on lives of individuals

Olmus H.

Social Behavior and Personality, vol.36, no.6, pp.783-790, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.6.783
  • Journal Name: Social Behavior and Personality
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.783-790
  • Keywords: European Union, Life effects, Membership, Turkish
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study was an examination of the attitudes of individuals towards Turkey's probable membership of the European Union (EU). The analysis was done by using the results of the 2005 Life Satisfaction research carried out by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT, 2005). In addition to demographic characteristics, 6,983 individuals were asked about their expectations, personal development, hopes, and prosperity/well-being levels. Chi square analysis and multiple correspondence analysis were used to identify what the participants in the research survey thought would be the effect on their lives if Turkey were to become a full member of the EU.