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


Selfreport on single question:

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

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted 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 = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBahr & Harvey (1980): study US 1972
TitleCorrelates of Morale Among the Newly Widowed.
PublicRecently widowed miner`s wives and controls,USA, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceIannotti et al. (2009): study ZZ Developed nations 2008
TitleInterrelationships of Adolescent Physical Activity, Screen-based Sedentarry Behavior and Social and Psychological Health.
Public11, 13 and 15 aged, 41 nations, 2008-2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSuhail & Chaudhry (2004): study PK 2000
TitlePredictors of Subjective Well-Being in an Eastern Muslim Culture.
Public16-80 aged, general public, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes