print

Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose that the top of the mountain represents the best possible life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time, assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it? Just point at the step that comes closest to how you feel.
10
9
8
7
6
5    Mountain like graphic scale
4
3
2
1

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Newport (2002): study LB 2002 18+ aged, general public, Lebanon, 2002 N = 1050
Mean
= 5.100
Newport (2002): study KW 2002 18+ aged, general public, Kuwait, 2002 N = 790
Mean
= 7.000
Newport (2002): study SA 2002 18+ aged, general public, Saudi Arabia, 2002 N = 754
Mean
= 6.600
Newport (2002): study JO 2002 18+ aged, general public, Jordan, 2002 N = 797
Mean
= 5.900
Newport (2002): study PK 2002 18+ aged, general public, Pakistan, 2002 N = 2043
Mean
= 6.300
Newport (2002): study TR 2002 18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2002 N = 1019
Mean
= 5.000
Newport (2002): study IR 2002 18+ aged, general public, Iran, 2002 N = 1501
Mean
= 4.800
Newport (2002): study MA 2002 18+ aged, general public, Morocco, 2002 N = 1000
Mean
= 5.300
Newport (2002): study ID 2002 18+ aged, general public, Indonesia, 2002 N = 1050
Mean
= 6.200
Gallup (2011): study CN 1999 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 1999 N = 4247
Mean
= 4.772
SD
= 1.809