Findings on happiness in Wiberg (1976a): study ZZ 1967

Author(s)Wiberg, H.
TitleReplication on a Youth Group: The Students.
SourceOrnauer, H.;et al;Eds.: "Images of the World 2000: A Comparative Ten Nation Study'', Humanities Press, 1976, USA, 185 - 216
Publicstudents, 5 western nations, 1967-1970, Germany,Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, USA.
 Germany 1970/3, Great Britain 1968/4, New Zealand 1967, Sweden 1967/5, USA 1969/2.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =0
 N= Germany:143, Great Britain: 334, New Zealand: 382, Sweden: 514, USA: 173.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Also interview face to face.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
Author's labelWere do you think you personaly stand?
Page in publication199
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Optimism/pessimismH19abCurrent hope