Findings on happiness in Kilpatrick & Cantril (1960): study ZZ East-West pairs 1958 /1

Author(s)Kilpatrick, F.P.; Cantril, H.
TitleSelf-Anchoring Scaling: A Measure of Individuals' Unique Reality Worlds.
SourceJournal of Individual Psychology, 1960, Vol. 16, 158 - 173
PublicStudents, USA and India, 1958
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =1160
 Question was asked to 160 Indian and 1000 U.S. Students
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

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Indian vs American studentsshow  Comparison of specific social categories in nations