Antonovsky et al. (1971): study IL 1968
- Antonovsky, A.; Dowty, N.; Maoz, B.; Wijsenbeek, H.
- Twenty-Five Years Later: A Limited Study of Sequelae of the Concentration Camp Experience.
- Social Psychiatry, 1971, Vol. 6, 186 - 193
- Females, born between 1914-1923 in Central Europe, Israel 1968
- N = 287
- Non Response:
- 52%: 24% unattainable, 29% incomplete; unaffected by age
Multiple assesment methods
Structured interview, medical examination, psychiatric interview.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
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)
- Author's label:
- Overall life situation
- Camp survivors Ms=5.6, Ss without camp experience Ms= 6.5
- Observed distribution
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
- 5.60 5.60
- - -
Earlier involvement with war