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Studies

Fischer (1973): study FR 1967

Publication

Author(s):
Fischer, C.S.
Title:
Urban Malaise.
Source:
Social Forces, 1973, Vol. 52, 221 - 235

Investigation

Public:
Adults, varying age ranges, general public, France, 1967
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 2175
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
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)
Classification:
O-SLC-c-sq-l-21-a
Author's label:
Malaise

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Community size Community size