Happiness measure, code: C-BW-c-sq-l-10-cb


Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (9) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (0) represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
[ 9 ] best possible life for you
[ 8 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 0 ] worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)

Preceded by open questions:
a: briefly describe your wishes and hopes for the future
b: describe what would be the most unhappy life for you
  
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 = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMancini (1978): study US NorthCarolina 1976
TitleLeisure Satisfaction and Psychological Well-Being in Old Age: Effects of Health and Income.
PublicElderly living in Public Housing Complexes, Grensboro (North Carolina) USA, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes