print

Studies

Wiberg (1976a): study ZZ 1967

Publication

Author(s):
Wiberg, H.
Title:
Replication on a Youth Group: The Students.
Source:
Ornauer, H.;et al;Eds.: "Images of the World 2000: A Comparative Ten Nation Study'', Humanities Press, 1976, USA, 185 - 216

Investigation

Public:
students, 5 western nations, 1967-1970, Germany,Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, USA.
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Also 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
Author's label:
Were do you think you personaly stand?
Page in publication:
199

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Optimism/pessimism Current hope