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Studies

Matthews & Ornauer (1976): study JP 1969

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
15-40 aged, general public, Japan,
Survey name
JP-FutureSurveyJ 1969
Sample
Selection from general population sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
72
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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