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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-cb
Focus:
Contentment: Best-Worst possible life (C-BW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (9) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (0) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
[   9  ]  best possible life for you
[   8  ]
[   7  ]
[   6  ]
[   5  ]
[   4  ]
[   3  ]
[   2  ]
[   1  ]
[   0  ]  worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)

Preceded by open questions:
a:  briefly describe your wishes and hopes for the future
b:  describe what would be the most unhappy life for you

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Mancini (1978): study US NorthCarolina 1976 Elderly living in Public Housing Complexes, Grensboro (North Carolina) USA, 1976 N = 104
Mean
= 6.900