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Studies

Matthews & Ornauer (1976): study XZ Germany West 1970

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, Germany-West (former), 1970
Survey name:
WD-FutureSurveyWD 1970
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 760
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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
Page in publication:
643
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 3%,   3: 8%,   4: 14%,   5: 29%,   6: 23%,   7: 16%,   8: 4%,   9: 2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.32 5.40
SD:
1.53 1.91