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


Selfreport on single question:

"Above you see a numbered ladder. Consider the top of the ladder as the best possible life and the bottom of the ladder as the worst possible life.
A Please place an X where you feel you are now.
B Place an Y at the point where you were five years ago.
C Please place a Z at the point that you feel you will be at five years from now.
[ 10 ] best possible life
[ 9 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 0 ] worst possible life

Question A is the case question.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (modified version)
  
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
  
ReferenceGorman (1971): study US 1970
TitleA Multivariate Study of the Relationship of Cognitive Control and Cognitive Style Principles to Reported Daily Mood Experiences.
PublicUndergraduate students, Nassau Community College, USA, 1970
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVerkuyten (1986a): study NL 1984
TitleThe Impact of Ethnic and Sex Differences on Happiness among Adolescents in the Netherlands.
PublicAdolescents, autochtones and allochtones, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1984
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVerkuyten (1989): study NL 1984
TitleHappiness among Adolescents in the Netherlands: Ethnic and Sex Differences.
Public13-16 aged general public, Netherlands, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes