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Studies

Pelham (2008): study ZZ 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Pelham, B.W.
Title:
TV Ownership may be good for Well-Being.
Source:
The Gallup Poll/105850, 2008, Washington DC, USA.

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 114 nations, 2006-2007
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 114000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Telephone and face-to-face interviews

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:
well-being
Page in publication:
1

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding TV ownership TV
Tv