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Lundberg & Kristenson (2008): study SE 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Lundberg, J.; Kristenson, M.
Title:
Is Subjective Status influenced by Psychosocial Factors?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 89, 375 - 390

Investigation

Public:
45-69 aged, South-East, Sweden, 2006
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 795
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
not explicitely reported

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:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
379
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:
7.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Subjective status Subjective social rank Perceived control In control (vs drifting)
Inner locus of control
Self-perceived ability
Sense of coherence Coherence (sense of)
Current positive mental health
Trust Trusting
Current trust
Mastery Current coping-capacity
Inner locus of control
In control (vs drifting)
Current positive mental health
Self-esteem Current satisfaction with self Cynicism Cynical Shame Victim of bullying Vital exhaustion Current coping-capacity Depression Depressive (f31-33) Hopelessness Hopeful (vs hopeless)
Feeling hopeless (vs not)
Self-rated economy Satisfaction with financial situation Difficulty paying bills Sufficiency of current income Cash reserve Liquidity
Availability of credit
Current resources
Sources of current support
Occupation Occupational level Education Level of school-education