Findings on happiness in Cantril (1965): study IN 1962 /1

Publication
Author(s)Cantril, H.
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
SourceRutgers University Press, 1965, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Investigation
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, India, 1962
Collect period10
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =2014
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarks'India II' sample. Interviews took place shortly after Sino-Indian border skirmishes which involved the tread of major war. Full distribution of responses not reported
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 publication92, 348
Remarks'India II' sample. Interviews took place shortly after Sino-Indian border skirmishes which involved the tread of major war. Full distribution of responses not reported
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean3.403.40
Standard deviation