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Studies

Bortner & Hultsch (1972): study US 1959

Publication

Author(s):
Bortner, R.W.; Hultsch, D.F.
Title:
Personal Time Perspective in Adulthood.
Source:
Developmental Psychology, 1972, Vol. 7, 98 - 103

Investigation

Public:
20-88 aged, general public, USA, 1959
Survey name:
US-Cantril USA sample
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1409
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question :

"Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at this ladder (again). Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life would be at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?"
[ 10 ]  entirely satisfied
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]
[   0 ]  entirely dissatisfied

Name Cantril ladder rating (modified version)
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
102

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retrotension In recent past Protension (5 years forward) In the near future (up to 5 years)