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Matthews & Ornauer (1976): study IN Uttar Pradesh 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Matthews, D.A.; Ornauer, H.
Title:
The Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
Source:
Ornauer, H.; et al.; Eds.: "Images of the World in the Year 2000", Humanities Press, 1976, USA, 637 - 701

Investigation

Public:
Well educated, India, 1968
Survey name:
IN-FutureSurveyIND 1968
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 267
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Here is a picture of a ladder, where the top, rung 9, represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom, rung 1, the worst possible life for you. When you look at this ladder, where do you feel you are standing at the present time?"
9  best possible
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  worst possible

Name: Cantril's ladder rating of present life (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-c
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 8%,   2: 10%,   3: 13%,   4: 18%,   5: 25%,   6: 4%,   7: 3%,   8: 2%,   9: 6%   (total 89%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.26 4.07
SD:
2.04 2.55