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


Selfreport on single question:

"To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose the top of the mountain represents the best life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time? - assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it. Just point to the step that comes closest to how you feel"
10 best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

(Mountain scale not reproduced here)
  
Classification
Focus, C-BW Contentment: Best-Worst possible life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, m mountain scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAngst & Leepin (1978): study CH 1975
TitleLe Monde Entier Interviewé. (The Entire World Interviewed.)
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Switzerland, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study AU 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Australia, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study BR 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Brazil, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study CA 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Canada, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study FR 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, France, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study GB 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study IN 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, India, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study IT 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study JP 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study MX 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Mexico, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study US 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study XZ Germany West 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ Anglo-America 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Anglo-America, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ Benelux 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Belgium, Luxemburg and Netherlands (Benelux), 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ Latin America 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ Scandinavia 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Scandinavia, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ South East Asia 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, South East Asia, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ South Sahara Africa 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, South Sahara Africa, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallup (1976): study ZZ Western Europe 1975
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey.
Public16+ aged, general public, Western Europe, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974
TitleConditions of Happiness.
Public15+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1974-1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974 /1
TitleConditions of Happiness.
Public15+ aged, general public, 14 nations and regions, 1974-1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1989b): study ZZ 1974
TitleNational Wealth and Individual Happiness.
Public15+ aged, general public, 5 parts of the world, (55 countries), 1974-1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Gallup & Kettering (1976c): study ZZ South Sahara Africa 1976
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey. Table Books: Africa: Vol.1 & Vol. 2.
Public15+ aged, general public, sub Sahara African countries, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Gallup & Kettering (1976d): study ZZ East Asia 1976 /2
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey. Table Books: Far East: Vol.1 & Vol. 2.
Public15+ aged, general public, Far East countries, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Gallup & Kettering (1976e): study ZZ Latin America 1976 /1
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey. Table Books: Latin America: Vol.1 & Vol. 2.
Public15+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes