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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-l-21-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course (O-SLC)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
21

Description

Selfreport on single question:

There are moments you feel your work and your personal affairs are going well. Sometimes without any specific reason you feel good and confident towards the future. There are also moments that things seem to go bad; that you feel anxious and worried about the future. Now here is a picture of a ladder running from 0 to 20. Suppose 0 represents the time in you life you felt most miserable and 20 represents the best time you ever had. Where on the ladder are you now?
[ 20 ]  best time you ever had
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[  0  ]  time in your life you felt most miserable

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating (modified version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fischer (1973): study FR 1967 Adults, varying age ranges, general public, France, 1967 N = 2175