## Characteristics

- Code:
- C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
- 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:
- 11

## Description

Self report 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)

## List of Studies Using this Measure

Standard Deviation

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.100

- Mean
- = 6.100

- Mean
- = 6.200

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.200

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.100

- Mean
- = 6.200

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.600

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.100

- Mean
- = 6.700

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.900

- Mean
- = 5.300

- Mean
- = 4.800

- Mean
- = 6.600

- Mean
- = 5.300

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.200

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.500

- Mean
- = 6.531
- SD
- = 2.120

- Mean
- = 6.600

- Mean
- = 6.600

- Mean
- = 6.600

- Mean
- = 6.600

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.300

- Mean
- = 6.200

- Mean
- = 6.400

- Mean
- = 6.100

- Mean
- = 6.200

- Mean
- = 7.400
- SD
- = 2.500

- Mean
- = 7.200
- SD
- = 1.850

- Mean
- = 5.300
- SD
- = 1.400

- Mean
- = 7.450

- Mean
- = 7.600
- SD
- = 1.460

- Mean
- = 9.000
- SD
- = 4.800

- Mean
- = 7.510

- Mean
- = 6.100
- SD
- = 2.700

- Mean
- = 5.600

- Mean
- = 6.400
- SD
- = 1.900

- Mean
- = 7.640

- Mean
- = 7.000

- Mean
- = 6.450
- SD
- = 1.600

- Mean
- = 5.300
- SD
- = 1.962

- Mean
- = 5.454
- SD
- = 2.226

- Mean
- = 4.898
- SD
- = 2.143

- Mean
- = 4.815
- SD
- = 2.290

- Mean
- = 7.300

- Mean
- = 1.618
- SD
- = 1.778

- Mean
- = 5.170
- SD
- = 1.985

- Mean
- = 5.200
- SD
- = 1.732

- Mean
- = 6.343
- SD
- = 2.324

- Mean
- = 6.430
- SD
- = 2.174

- Mean
- = 6.752
- SD
- = 1.848

- Mean
- = 6.400
- SD
- = 2.354

- Mean
- = 6.747
- SD
- = 2.086

- Mean
- = 7.000
- SD
- = 1.729

- Mean
- = 6.500
- SD
- = 2.096

- Mean
- = 6.680
- SD
- = 2.195

- Mean
- = 6.781
- SD
- = 1.928

- Mean
- = 6.600
- SD
- = 1.838

- Mean
- = 6.600
- SD
- = 1.838

- Mean
- = 6.670
- SD
- = 1.865

- Mean
- = 4.372
- SD
- = 1.781

- Mean
- = 6.730
- SD
- = 1.737

- Mean
- = 6.700

- Mean
- = 7.290

- Mean
- = 5.322
- SD
- = 2.252

- Mean
- = 4.788
- SD
- = 2.260

- Mean
- = 4.263
- SD
- = 1.745

- Mean
- = 6.590
- SD
- = 2.260

- Mean
- = 4.400
- SD
- = 1.770

- Mean
- = 4.425
- SD
- = 1.890

- Mean
- = 4.954
- SD
- = 2.046

- Mean
- = 6.558
- SD
- = 2.241

- Mean
- = 6.650

- Mean
- = 6.850

- Mean
- = 5.200

- Mean
- = 3.400

- Mean
- = 4.558
- SD
- = 2.565

- Mean
- = 4.798
- SD
- = 1.881

- Mean
- = 3.741
- SD
- = 1.637

- Mean
- = 7.322

- Mean
- = 7.360

- Mean
- = 6.422
- SD
- = 1.942

- Mean
- = 6.479
- SD
- = 2.083

- Mean
- = 6.560

- Mean
- = 4.810
- SD
- = 1.777

- Mean
- = 4.450

- Mean
- = 3.350

- Mean
- = 5.574
- SD
- = 1.734

- Mean
- = 7.050
- SD
- = 1.791

- SD
- = 2.590

- Mean
- = 8.123
- SD
- = 1.587

- Mean
- = 5.000

- Mean
- = 5.000

- Mean
- = 5.000

- Mean
- = 7.310

- Mean
- = 6.605
- SD
- = 1.976