Happiness measure, code: C-RA-c-mq-l-21-a


Difference between self reports of ideal and real life:

A: Ideal life, the best life one could hope for
B: Real life, rating of present life
Full items not reported

Both items rated on a 21 step ladder scale:
20 best possible life, the most wonderful life you could imagine for anybody
.
.
.
0 worst possible life

Computation: Gap = A-B
  
Classification
Focus, C-RA Contentment: Realization of Aspirations
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, l ladder scale Range = 21
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHeadey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1987
TitleOld Age is not Downhill: The Satisfactions and Well-Being of Older Australians.
Public24-76 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes