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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-l-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
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:

Consider the ladder. It has 11 steps, from 0 to 10. Think of this ladder as representing different levels of happiness. Step 0 would stand for the least happy you could ever be. Step 10 would stand for the most happy you could ever be. Taking everything together, where on this ladder do you stand regarding your happiness?"

[ 10 ] most happy you could ever be
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[ 0   ] least happy you could ever be

Name:  Cantril's self-anchoring ladder rating of life (variant)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gillo (1973): study US Kansas 1971 Workers, union members, Kansas City, USA, 197? N = 213
SD
= 1.990