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VanHoof & Raaijmakers (2002): study NL 1997

Publication

Author(s):
VanHoof, A.; Raaijmakers, Q.A.
Title:
The Spatial Integration of Adolescent Identity: Its Relation to Age, Education, and subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 2002, Vol. 43, 201 - 212

Investigation

Public:
12-21 aged, secondary schools, The Netherlands, 1997?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 294
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
205
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:
7.64 7.64

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Educational level Level of school-education Vertical spatial integration (Vertical integration) Personality integration Exploration U-GIDS (Vertical integration) Attitudes to school Commitment U-GIDS (Vertical integration) Involvement in school-work Exploration AMI-scale (Vertical integration) Involved Commitment AMI (Vertical integration) Involved Horizontal spatial integration (Horizontal integration) Personality integration Exploration U-GIDS (Horizontal integration) Attitudes to school Exploration AMI-scale (Horizontal integration) Involved Commitment U-GIDS (Horizontal integration) Involvement in school-work Commitment AMI (Horizontal integration) Involved