Happiness measure, code: C-BW-c-sq-l-9-c


Selfreport on single question:

"Here is a picture of a ladder, where the top, rung 9, represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom, rung 1, the worst possible life for you. When you look at this ladder, where do you feel you are standing at the present time?"
9 best possible
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 worst possible

Name: Cantril's ladder rating of present 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 = 9
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study ES 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Spain, 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study FI 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Finland, 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study GB 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study IN Uttar Pradesh 1968
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
PublicWell educated, India, 1968
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study JP 1969
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Japan,
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study NL 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Netherlands, 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study NO 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Norway, 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study PL 1968
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Poland, 1968
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study SI 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Slovenia, 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study XZ Czechoslovakia 1967
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Czechoslovakia (former), 1967
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMatthews & Ornauer (1976): study XZ Germany West 1970
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Public15-40 aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1970
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no