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Studies

Kilpatrick & Cantril (1960): study ZA 1958

Publication

Author(s):
Kilpatrick, F.P.; Cantril, H.
Title:
Self-Anchoring Scaling: A Measure of Individuals' Unique Reality Worlds.
Source:
Journal of Individual Psychology, 1960, Vol. 16, 158 - 173

Investigation

Public:
Tribal people, South Africa, 1958
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 50
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question
 
 Using a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means 'the worst possible life' and 10 means the 'best possible life', how would you rate your life overall these days?
 0  worst possible life overall
 1
 2
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 10  best possible life overall
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-n-11-c
Observed distribution:
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.90 1.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Primitives Current modernity
Ethnic status in South Africa