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Correlational findings

Study Matlin & Gawron (1979): study US 1977

Public:
University students white, middle-class, State University of New-York, USA,197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 133
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire administered in class at two consecutive days.

Correlate

Authors's label
Present Happiness
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-H?-?-sq-?-0-a r = +.40 s