Findings on happiness in Matthews & Ornauer (1976): study IN Uttar Pradesh 1968

Author(s)Matthews, D.A.; Ornauer, H.
TitleThe Year 2000 Questionnaire and the Marginals in 11 Nations.
SourceOrnauer, H.; et al.; Eds.: "Images of the World in the Year 2000", Humanities Press, 1976, USA, 637 - 701
PublicWell educated, India, 1968
 Only respondents with 2 years college education (educational elite ) of the cities: Agra,Aligarh,Allahabad, Ballia, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Moradabad, Sultanpur, Varanasi between 15-40 years of age
Collect period3-10
Survey nameIN-FutureSurveyIND 1968
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =267
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Here is a picture of a ladder, where the top, rung 9, represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom, rung 1, the worst possible life for you. When you look at this ladder, where do you feel you are standing at the present time?" 9 best possible 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 worst possible Name: Cantril's ladder rating of present life (adapted version)
DKNA %10.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 9On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.042.55

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