Hasan Kirmanoglu's research while affiliated with Istanbul Bilgi University and other places

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The current study examines the extent to which religiosity account for ideological orientations in 16 countries from five continents (Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Greece, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States). Results showed that religiosity was consistently related...
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The current study examines the contribution of left–right (or liberal–conservative) ideology to voting, as well as the extent to which basic values account for ideological orientation. Analyses were conducted in 16 countries from five continents (Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Oceania), most of which have been neglected by previous...
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Empirical analysis of data drawn from the European Social Survey reveals that—after individual characteristics are controlled for—women engaging in market work and housework have similar life satisfaction levels. Complementing the micro-level data from the survey with country-level variables, namely GDP per capita and gender inequality (measured by...
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Following a brief summary of macroeconomic developments since 2001 and a review of the economic voting literature in the Turkish context, we examine the effect of economic evaluations on the likelihood of Turkish voters to opt for the currently-ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). In addition to several socio-demographic characteristics and...
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Using data from 28 countries in four continents, the present research addresses the question of how basic values may account for political activism. Study 1 (N = 35,116) analyses data from representative samples in 20 countries that responded to the 21-item version of the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ-21) in the European Social Survey. Study 2...
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Using data from the European Social Survey, we examine the overall life satisfaction of individuals, focusing on the influence of belonging to an ethnic minority group. Building on the existing literature, we control for immigrant and citizenship statuses and discrimination perceptions as well as several commonly-used socio-demographic variables. T...
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Do the political values of the general public form a coherent system? What might be the source of coherence? We view political values as expressions, in the political domain, of more basic personal values. Basic personal values (e.g., security, achievement, benevolence, hedonism) are organized on a circular continuum that reflects their conflicting...
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We estimate an ordinal logistic multilevel model to examine the determinants of the life satisfaction of employees in Europe. Data drawn from the European social survey reveals that deviations from desired hours of work (measured as the absolute difference between the actual and preferred weekly number of hours) reduce overall life satisfaction, bu...
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Using data from the fourth round of the European Social Survey, we investigate the determinants of the individual union membership decision, focusing on the role of dispositional—as opposed to situational—factors. We argue that the battery of items in Schwartz's (1992) theory of basic personal values is relevant in the context of unionism and can b...
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We examine whether employees’ preferences for various job attributes are associated with their individual characteristics in ways that are in line with ‘hierarchy of needs’ theories. Using data from the fifth round of the European Social Survey, we observe the influence of socio-demographic and dispositional characteristics as well as socialization...
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Baslevent C, Kirmanoglu H. Discerning self-interested behaviour in attitudes towards welfare state responsibilities across Europe Int J Soc Welfare 2011: 20: 344–352 © 2010 The Author(s), International Journal of Social Welfare © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the International Journal of Social Welfare. This article reports on an investigation...
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We use data drawn from the European Social Survey to investigate the extent of inter-generational links in educational attainment across twenty-four European countries. We find that there is a lot of cross-country variation in the observed patterns especially when gender distinction is made at both the parents’ and the children’s generations. To ac...
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Using data from a 2009 survey of electoral tendencies, we investigate the predictive power of Turkish people’s basic personal values and core political attitudes in explaining their political choices. Through logit analysis and the comparison of the sub-sample means of the available variables, we examine the characteristics of the voters of the two...
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The purpose of this study is to re-examine the factors that shape party preferences in Turkey by estimating an individual vote intention function. The economic variables in the empirical model are items that can be used to test the conventional `economic voting' hypotheses, i.e. whether individuals' economic evaluations about the past or the near f...
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We use data drawn from the European Social Survey to investigate the role played by Turkish people's basic personal values in their political choices. In line with previous work, nine basic values are aggregated to obtain four higher-order values that can be placed on the opposite ends of two separate dimensions. We focus on how these values relate...
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We investigate the support for extreme right across societies of different levels of openness in Europe. Societal openness is defined as a greater tendency to accept universal vis-à-vis traditional values, and is expected to catalyze and filter the socioeconomic factors that affect the vote shares of extreme right (i.e., neofascist and populist par...
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The study examines the impact of membership in business associations on managerial subcultures in Turkey. Perceptions of societal values and assumptions of top level managers regarding how to manage human resources were compared between the two groups: members of Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (IIBA) and members of other b...
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Growth volatility is a major factor that retards growth. Recent studies that link democracy and volatility can not account for a link between democracy and investment volatility. Here, instead, we focus on a specific channel that links individualistism and low volatility. Unlike an individualistic society, in a collectivistic society agents choose...
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This article examines the factors that shape party preferences in Turkey by estimating an individual vote intention function that includes both economic and non-economic factors. The economic variables can be used to test the familiar hypotheses of economic voting theory – whether individuals vote retrospectively and/or prospectively, and whether t...
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Based on the multinomial logit estimates of an individual vote intention function, we perform restriction tests to make pairwise comparisons of the voter profiles of the major political parties in Turkey. The economic variables in the model are items that represent the well known hypotheses of economic voting theory, i.e. whether individuals vote r...
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The paper aims to investigate the factors influencing third-year students' success in econometrics course being taught at Istanbul Bilgi University. To accomplish this, a multiple regression model is estimated using survey data from the 246 students who have taken the econometrics course. The model tries to explain the success in the midterm examin...
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Résumé Dans cet article, nous examinons le cas de la Turquie qui présente un exemple original en termes des politiques populistes menées depuis l’instauration du régime multipartite en 1950. L’originalité du cas turc réside dans deux aspects bien caractéristiques. Le premier est qu’en Turquie, contrairement aux cas de certains pays de l’Amérique la...
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Quinn and Woolley (2001) provide empirical evidence that, democracies, compared to autocracies, generate less volatile growth. This paper identifies channels through which democracies can generate less volatile growth by incorporating Hofstede's (1980a,b) two cultural dimensions: 'individualism' and 'power distance'. In our theoretical analysis, we...

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... Religiosity is cross-culturally linked to political attitudes as well (Caprara et al., 2018;Ksiazkiewicz & Friesen, 2021). Similar correlation patterns as for CTs also emerge for religiosity with conservatism (Malka et al., 2012;Pennycook et al., 2012;Piazza & Sousa, 2014) and right political orientation (Dirilen-Gümüş, 2010;Saribay & Yilmaz, 2018). ...
... Self-efficacy is defined as individuals' beliefs about their capacity to exert control over the events that affect their lives (see Bandura 1997). Thus, in the domain of civic and political functioning several dimensions of self-efficacy have been studied (see Caprara et al. 2017). In particular, citizenship self-efficacy refers to individuals' beliefs about their ability to perform in ways that enable participation in the civic public domain (Schulz et al. 2008). ...
... Since legitimization is the major barrier for females in the workplace, the subjective happiness level for female managers will also be moderated by the gender role attitude of the people surrounding them. As summarized by Başlevent and Kirmanoglu (2017), individuals' expectation toward work and family is shaped by regional culture. In less egalitarian cultures, women who spend less time in the family domain and more time in the workplace might feel socially excluded as their lives are not in line with social norms. ...
... As a result of the analyses made with the literature review method, it was determined that the voters who evaluated the 2001 crisis and negative economic performances strongly punished the parties in power with their votes at the ballot box in the 2002 elections. Başlevent and Kirmanoğlu (2016) examined the theory of economic voting in Turkey under the headings of perceptions, expectations and party selection. In the study, they used binary logit estimation and survey application, which are quantitative research methods. ...
... Not being able to choose one's working time may generate conflict between one's personal life and working life. As a consequence, it is rather the difference between the actual and desired number of hours that matters for job and life satisfaction (Başlevent and Kirmanoğlu, 2014). Finally, according to the Person-Environment fit theory (P-E fit), if there is a perceived match between a person's values and the resources that the environment provides to fulfill those values, then the individual will experience greater well-being and higher levels of work-family facilitation (Edwards et al., 1998). ...
... Further, 'personality' includes more than traits. In addition to a posited sixth factor of honesty-humility (Ashton & Lee, 2020), personality includes domains such as interpersonal styles (Schmitt & Buss, 2000;Shaver & Brennan, 1992), emotional skills (Melchers et al., 2016), coping and defense strategies (Cramer, 1998;O'Brien & DeLongis, 1996), social and cognitive maturity (Lanning et al., 2018;Loevinger, 1966), and motives (Winter et al., 1998) or values (Caprara et al., 2006;Schwartz et al., 2014). Phenomenologically, these structural aspects are overlapping features of identity; empirically, they are interrelated aspects of personality. ...
... Finally, the empirical support of the awe-quixoteism hypothesis may also have promising applied value. First, eliciting quixoteism while designing a situation that presents a coherent means-end relationship may promote the performance of relatively exceptional prosocial behaviors such as political activism and social entrepreneurship (Thomas & McGarty, 2018;Vecchione et al., 2015). Indeed, in a recently published choral paper regarding how social and behavioral science can be used to support an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Van Bavel et al., 2020), the authors point out that "some research has revealed that people strongly prioritize local interests over global (or international) interests". ...
... In fact, Jebb et al. (2018) study of 164 nations showed that income satiation effects for life satisfaction emerged at $95,000 and with greater income, began to drop. Yet, these effects are not equally distributed; studies show that migrant satisfaction levels are lower compared to their hosts (e.g., Hadjar and Backes 2013;Hendriks 2015;Kirmanoglu and Baslevent 2014). ...
... Firstly, these characteristics directly affect perceptions of 'compatibility' between the two sides, and then these perceptions affect the attraction of candidates. As to how the characteristics of job seekers affect the 'attractiveness' of a business organization, Baslevent and Kirmanoglu, (2013) examined whether the personal needs and values of the candidates affected the extent to which they found certain characteristics of a job as important for the selection of this job. The results revealed that the needs and values of the candidates influenced their preferences based on the different characteristics of the jobs. ...
... Although voting behavior in Turkey has mainly have explained with social cleavages, some authors have examined the effects of economic indicators on voting behavior. Baslevent, Kirmanoglu, and Senatalar (2009) (Bilecen, 2015;Çarkoğlu & Toprak, 2007;Grigoriadis, 2009;Hale & Ozbudun, 2009;Somer, 2007;Yesilada & Noordijk, 2010). Although there were many important political figures in the 1990's, none of them managed to persuade citizens enough to form a government without the support of any other party. ...