Findings on happiness in Fischer (1973): study FR 1967

Publication
Author(s)Fischer, C.S.
TitleUrban Malaise.
SourceSocial Forces, 1973, Vol. 52, 221 - 235
Investigation
PublicAdults, varying age ranges, general public, France, 1967
Survey nameNot available
 survey COFREMCA Institute, Paris, France.
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Probability sample
Respondents N =2175
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: There are moments you feel your work and your personal affairs are going well. Sometimes without any specific reason you feel good and confident towards the future. There are also moments that things seem to go bad; that you feel anxious and worried about the future. Now here is a picture of a ladder running from 0 to 20. Suppose 0 represents the time in you life you felt most miserable and 20 represents the best time you ever had. Where on the ladder are you now? [ 20 ] best time you ever had [ 19 ] [ 18 ] [ 17 ] [ 16 ] [ 15 ] [ 14 ] [ 13 ] [ 12 ] [ 11 ] [ 10 ] [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] time in your life you felt most miserable Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating (modified version)
ClassificationO-SLC-c-sq-l-21-a
Author's labelMalaise
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 20On range 0 - 10
Mean6.30
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Community sizeL13ab02Community size