print

Correlational findings

Study Shmotkin & Hadari (1996): study IL 1991

Public:
60+ aged, Israel, 1991
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 830
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The respondents were interviewed individually or in small groups. They were approached in some dozens of public sites as well as private homes over the country.

Correlate

Authors's label
Hapiness Scale
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport 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)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa r = .53 p < .0001