Findings on happiness in Caplow et al. (1991): study US 1985

Publication
Author(s)Caplow, T.; Bahr, H.M.; Chadwick, B.A.; Modell, J.
TitleRecent Social Trends in the United States 1960 - 1990.
SourceSeries Comparative Charting of Social Change, Campus Verlag, 1993, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 548 - 561
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1985
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingN
Respondents N =0
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Page in publication550
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.406.40
Standard deviation