|Selfreport on single question:|
"Above you see a numbered ladder. Consider the top of the ladder as the best possible life and the bottom of the ladder as the worst possible life.
A Please place an X where you feel you are now.
B Place an Y at the point where you were five years ago.
C Please place a Z at the point that you feel you will be at five years from now.
[ 10 ] best possible life
[ 9 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 0 ] worst possible life
Question A is the case question.
Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (modified version)
|Focus, C-BW||Contentment: Best-Worst possible life|
|Time frame, c||currently (today, these days, presently)|
|Mode, sq||1 question|
|Scale type, l||ladder scale Range = 11|
|Used in studies|
|Reference||Gorman (1971): study US 1970|
|Title||A Multivariate Study of the Relationship of Cognitive Control and Cognitive Style Principles to Reported Daily Mood Experiences.|
|Public||Undergraduate students, Nassau Community College, USA, 1970|
|Findings||distributional: yes, correlational: yes|
|Reference||Verkuyten (1986a): study NL 1984|
|Title||The Impact of Ethnic and Sex Differences on Happiness among Adolescents in the Netherlands.|
|Public||Adolescents, autochtones and allochtones, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1984|
|Findings||distributional: no, correlational: yes|