Happiness measure, code: O-SLC-c-sq-l-21-a


Selfreport on single question:

There are moments you feel your work and your personal affairs are going well. Sometimes without any specific reason you feel good and confident towards the future. There are also moments that things seem to go bad; that you feel anxious and worried about the future. Now here is a picture of a ladder running from 0 to 20. Suppose 0 represents the time in you life you felt most miserable and 20 represents the best time you ever had. Where on the ladder are you now?
[ 20 ] best time you ever had
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[ 0 ] time in your life you felt most miserable

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating (modified version)

Name: Cantril's self achoring ladder rating (modified version)
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLC Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, l ladder scale Range = 21
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceFischer (1973): study FR 1967
TitleUrban Malaise.
PublicAdults, varying age ranges, general public, France, 1967
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes