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


Selfreport on single question:

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


Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
  
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
  
ReferenceAnonymous (1985): study US 1974
TitleThe State of the Nation.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceAnonymous (1985): study US 1982
TitleThe State of the Nation.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1982
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceAntonovsky et al. (1971): study IL 1968
TitleTwenty-Five Years Later: A Limited Study of Sequelae of the Concentration Camp Experience.
PublicFemales, born between 1914-1923 in Central Europe, Israel 1968
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceArnold et al. (2006): study NL 2001
TitleChanges in Personal Control as a Predictor of Quality of Life after Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
PublicCOPD patients, before and after 20 week rehabilitation programme, Netherlands, 2001-2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBall & Robbins (1984): study US 1983
TitleMarital Status and Life Satisfaction of Black Men.
Public18+ aged, black men, Florida, USA, 1983
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBarefoot et al. (1998): study US 1978
TitleTrust, Health and Longevity.
PublicElderly, USA, followed from 1978 to 1992
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBohn (1972): study ZZ Various nation sets 1960
TitleThe Effect of Children upon Life Satisfaction. A Thesis in Child Development and Family Relationships.
Public21+ aged, general public, Dominican Republic, Panama and Yugoslavia, 1960
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBortner & Hultsch (1970): study US 1959
TitleA Multivariate Analysis of Correlates of Life Satisfaction in Adulthood.
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBortner et al. (1974): study ZZ Various nation sets 1962
TitleA Cross-Cultural Study of the Effects of Children on Parental Assessment of Past, Present and Future.
Public21+ aged, married, Dominican Republic, Yugoslavia, Panama, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBradshaw et al. (2006): study ZZ OECD member states 2001
TitleComparing Child Well-Being in OECD Countries: Concepts and Methods.
PublicAdolescents, 29 nations, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBrook et al. (1979): study US Dakota County, Minnesota 1972
TitleOverview of Adult Health Status Measures Fielded in Rand's Health Insurance Study.
PublicHeads of households, Dayton , USA, 1972-1979
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBulatao (1973): study PH Manila 1972
TitleMeasures of Happiness among Manila Residents.
Public21+ aged, general public, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBurkholder (2005a): study CN 2004
TitleChina's Citizens Optimistic, Yet not Entirely Satisfied.
Public18+ aged, general public, China, 2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCantril & Roll (1971): study US 1964
TitleHopes and Fears of the American People.
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1964-1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril & Roll (1971): study US 1964 /1
TitleHopes and Fears of the American People.
Public21+ aged, general public, United States, 1964
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCantril & Roll (1971): study US 1971
TitleHopes and Fears of the American People.
Public21+ aged, general public, United States, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study BR 1960
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public18+ aged, general public, Brazil, 1960-1961
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study CS 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, Yugoslavia, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study CU 1960
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public20+ aged, general public, urban areas, Cuba, 1960
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study DO 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, Dominican Republic, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study EG 1960
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public15+ aged, general public, Egypt, 1960
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study HR 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public16+ aged, general public, Croatia, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study IL 1961
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public20+ aged general public, Israel, 1961-62
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study IL 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
PublicAdults, living in Kibutz, Israel, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study IN 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public20+ aged general public, India, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study IN 1962 /1
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, India, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study JP 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, Japan, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study NG 1963
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, Nigeria, 1962-63
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study PA 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, Panama, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study PH 1959
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, Philipines, 1959
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study PL 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study SI 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public16+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study US 1959
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study XZ Germany West 1957
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
PublicAdults, general public, West-Germany, 1957
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCantril (1965): study ZZ 1960
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
Public20+ aged general public, 14 countries, 1960
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCaplow et al. (1991): study US 1974
TitleRecent Social Trends in the United States 1960 - 1990.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCaplow et al. (1991): study US 1985
TitleRecent Social Trends in the United States 1960 - 1990.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCornelisse-Vermaat (2005): study NL 2001
TitleHousehold Production, Health and Happiness. A Comparison of the Native Dutch and Non-Western Immigrants in the Netherlands.
Public18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Peeters (1989): study ZZ Various nation sets 1985
TitleLife Satisfaction and Well-Being among Poles and Belgians: A Preliminary Verification of "Onion" Theory of Happiness.
Public25+ aged, Belgium and Poland, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCzapinski (1993): study PL 1991
TitlePolski Generalny Sondaz Dobrostanu Psychicznego 1991-1992. (Polisch General Well-Being Survey. Panel Study 1991-1992.)
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Poland, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (1993): study PL 1992
TitlePolski Generalny Sondaz Dobrostanu Psychicznego 1991-1992. (Polisch General Well-Being Survey. Panel Study 1991-1992.)
Public18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (1993): study PL 1993
TitlePolski Generalny Sondaz Dobrostanu Psychicznego 1991-1992. (Polisch General Well-Being Survey. Panel Study 1991-1992.)
Public18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceEasterlin (1974): study ZZ 1957
TitleDoes Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence.
PublicAdults, general public, 14 nations, 1957-1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFillenbaum & Willis (1976): study US 1970
TitleEffects of a Training Program: Older Persons Caring for the Elderly.
Public50-79 aged, females, trainees and controls, USA, 1970
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFromm et al. (1996): study US 1991
TitlePositive and Negative Psycholosocial Sequelae of Bone Marrow Transplantation: Implications for Quality of Life Assessment.
PublicAdult bone marrow transplantation survivors, USA. 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGfellner (1989): study CA 1984
TitlePerceptions of Health, Abilities, and Life Satisfaction among very Old Adults.
Public80+ aged, hospitalized within 2 years, Canada, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGoldberg et al. (1979): study US 1971
TitleDepressed Mood and Subsequent Physical Illness.
Public18+ aged, died within 1-4 years and matched controls, USA, 1971-76
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceJones (2004): study US 2004
TitleAmericans: Life is Good and Will only Improve.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKoo & Yee (2016): study KR 2014
TitleDimensions of Social Well-being and Determinants in Korea: Personal. Relational, and Societal Aspects.
Public18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 2014-2018
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1959
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1959
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1964
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public21+ aged, general public, United States, 1964
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1971
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1972
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1974
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1975
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1975 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1975 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1975 /3
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1976
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1976 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1976 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1976 /3
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1977
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1977 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1977 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1977 /3
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1978
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1978 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1978 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1978 /3
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1979
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1979 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1979 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1979 /3
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1980
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1980 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1980 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1980 /3
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1981
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1981
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1981 /1
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1981
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLipset & Schneider (1983): study US 1981 /2
TitleThe Confidence Gap. Business, Lanor and Government in the Public Mind.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1981
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceLomranz & Lubin (1981): study IL 1976
TitleA Hebrew Version of the Depression Adjective Check List.
Public18-40 aged college students Tell Aviv, Israel, 197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLounsbury et al. (1979): study US Tennessee 1975
TitleThe Relationship of Avowed Life Satisfaction to Public Acceptance of and Expectations about a Nuclear Power Plant.
PublicAdults, general public, Hartsville/Trousdale County, Tennessee, USA, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMatlin & Gawron (1979): study US 1977
TitleIndividual Differences in Pollyannaism.
PublicUniversity students white, middle-class, State University of New-York, USA,197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMonk et al. (1976): study ZZ Scandinavia 1976
TitlePersonal and Social Value Concerns of Scandinavian Elderly: A Multivariate Study.
Public50+ aged, Denmark, Norway, 1973
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMorawetz (1977): study IL 1976
TitleIncome Distributions and Self-Rated Happiness: Some Empirical Evidence.
PublicAdults, two villages (one equal in incomes, one unequal), Israel, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceOlgiati et al. (2013): study ZZ Western nations 2006
TitleAre Migrants Going Up a Blind Alley? Economic Migration and Life Satisfaction around the World: Cross-National Evidence from Europe, North America and Australia
Public15+ aged general public, 16 Western countries, 2006-2011
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePalmore (1975): study JP 1962
TitleThe Honorable Elders: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Aging in Japan.
Public21+ aged, general public, Japan, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferencePelham (2008): study ZZ 2006
TitleTV Ownership may be good for Well-Being.
Public15+ aged, general public, 114 nations, 2006-2007
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1964
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1964
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1971
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1972
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1974
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1976
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1979
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 1998
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSaad (2002): study US 2001
TitleOptimism about Nation's Future Up Sharply from Last Year. Evaluations of Personal Life Remain Highly Positive.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSacks et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 2002
TitleSubjective well-being, income, economic development and growth.
Public18+ aged general public, 44 countries, 2002
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSacks et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 2005
TitleSubjective well-being, income, economic development and growth.
Public18+ aged general public, 131 nations 2005-2008
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSacks et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 2005 /1
TitleSubjective well-being, income, economic development and growth.
Public18+ aged general public, 126 nations 2005-2009
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSarapata (1986): study PL 1984
TitleAspirations, Apprehensions and Hopes of the Poles.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceShin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 1981
TitleSubjective Quality of Korean Life in 1981 and 2001.
Public20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 1981
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceShin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 2001
TitleSubjective Quality of Korean Life in 1981 and 2001.
Public20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceShmotkin & Hadari (1996): study IL 1991
TitleAn Outlook on Subjective Well-Being in Older Israeli Adults: A Unified Formulation.
Public60+ aged, Israel, 1991
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSpanier & Furstenberg (1982): study US 1977
TitleRemarriage after Divorce: A Longitudinal Analysis of Well-Being.
PublicSeparated, followed 2 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1977-79
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTerBogt et al. (2003): study NL 2001
TitlePsychische Gezondheid, Risicogedrag en Welbevinden van Nederlandse Scholieren. ( Psychlogical Health, Risk Behavior and Well-Being of Dutch Adolescents).
Public11-15 aged schoolchildren, the Netherlands, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceThomas & Chambers (1989): study ZZ East-West pairs 1984
TitlePhenomenology of Life Satisfaction among Elderly Men: Quantitative and Qualitative Views.
Public70+ aged, highly educated men, New Delhi, India & London, England, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceThomas (1991): study GB 1986
TitleCorrelates of Sexual Interest among Elderly Men.
Public70-94 aged males, London, UK, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVanHoof & Raaijmakers (2002): study NL 1997
TitleThe Spatial Integration of Adolescent Identity: Its Relation to Age, Education, and subjective Well-Being.
Public12-21 aged, secondary schools, The Netherlands, 1997?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Verkuyten (1989): study NL 1986
TitleThe Well-Being of Only Children.
PublicSecondary school pupils, The Netherlands, 1986
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1989b): study ZZ 1957
TitleNational Wealth and Individual Happiness.
Public18+ aged, general public, 14 nations, 1957-1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWatts & Free (1978): study US 1972
TitleState of the Nation III.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWatts & Free (1978): study US 1974
TitleState of the Nation III.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWatts & Free (1978): study US 1974 /1
TitleState of the Nation III.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWatts & Free (1978): study US 1976
TitleState of the Nation III.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWatts & Free (1978): study US 1976 /1
TitleState of the Nation III.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWiberg (1976a): study ZZ 1967
TitleReplication on a Youth Group: The Students.
Publicstudents, 5 western nations, 1967-1970, Germany,Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, USA.
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Gallup (0): study CN 1997
TitleGallup Homepage.
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, China, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1979
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1985
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 2002
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 2003
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 2004
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 2005
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 2006
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~Gallup International (2012): study AF 2012
TitleGallup World Poll 2012
Public15+ aged, general public, Parts of the World, 2009-2011
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes