print

Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Selfreport on single question

Here is a picture of a ladder. The '10' at the top of the ladder means the best possible life you can imagine. The '0' at the bottom of the ladder means the worst possible life you can imagine. On which place of the ladder is your life as a whole?
Please mark the number that best corresponds with how you feel about your life now.
10  the best life I can imagine
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   the worst life I can imagine

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Zeijl & Kappelhof (2004): study NL 2001 Basic school children, Netherlands, 2001-02 N = 9782
Mean
= 8.254
SD
= 1.533
Schaefer & Burnett (1987): study US NorthCarolina 1980 Mothers of young children, followed 3 years, N.Carolina, USA, 1980-83 N = 51