Happiness measure, code: C-BW-c-sq-l-11-d


Selfreport on single question

Here is a picture of a ladder. The '10' at the top of the ladder means the best possible life you can imagine. The '0' at the bottom of the ladder means the worst possible life you can imagine. On which place of the ladder is your life as a whole?
Please mark the number that best corresponds with how you feel about your life now.
10 the best life I can imagine
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 the worst life I can imagine
  
Classification
Focus, C-BW Contentment: Best-Worst possible life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, l ladder scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceSchaefer & Burnett (1987): study US NorthCarolina 1980
TitleStability and Predictability of Quality of Women's Marital Relationship and Demoralization.
PublicMothers of young children, followed 3 years, N.Carolina, USA, 1980-83
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceZeijl & Kappelhof (2004): study NL 2001
TitleHet Nationale Scholiernonderzoek (NSO) en het Helth Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC)-Onderzoek Vergeleken. (The National Pupil Research and HBSC- Research Compared).
PublicBasic school children, Netherlands, 2001-02
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no