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Bortner et al. (1974): study ZZ Various nation sets 1962

Publication

Author(s):
Bortner, R.W.; Bohn, C.J.; Hultsch, D.F.
Title:
A Cross-Cultural Study of the Effects of Children on Parental Assessment of Past, Present and Future.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1974, Vol. 36, 370 - 378

Investigation

Public:
21+ aged, married, Dominican Republic, Yugoslavia, Panama, 1962
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 4113
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Present rating
Page in publication:
373
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.35 3.35

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sexe Sex (male vs female) Has children (vs not) Current parental status