Findings on happiness in Kilpatrick & Cantril (1960): study ZA 1958

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
PublicTribal people, South Africa, 1958
 "Primitive" Bantu people in Kalaua Rwal Reserve, Eastern Cape Province. Living the same remote and isolated lifes as their tribal ancestors.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =50
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksExploratory study for test of measurement method
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Using a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means 'the worst possible life' and 10 means the 'best possible life', how would you rate your life overall these days? 0 worst possible life overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 best possible life overall
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Primitivesshow  Current modernity
Primitivesshow  Ethnic status in South Africa, also classified as above ↑