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Monk et al. (1976): study ZZ Scandinavia 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Monk, A.; Cryns, A.G.; Milbrath, K.
Title:
Personal and Social Value Concerns of Scandinavian Elderly: A Multivariate Study.
Source:
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1976, Vol. 7, 221 - 230

Investigation

Public:
50+ aged, Denmark, Norway, 1973
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 200
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. 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
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:
7.51

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Present life condtions Current nation of residence