This is a 4 item scale of global subjective happiness, designed by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky - it has been validated in 14 studies and has shown to have high internal consistency and good to excellent reliability.
For each of the following statements and/or questions, please click on the point on the scale that you feel is most appropriate in describing you. All items have 7 choices, with end points described in the question.
In general, I consider myself:
Compared with most of my peers, I consider myself:
Some people are generally very happy. They enjoy life regardless of what is going on, getting the most out of everything. To what extent does this characterisation describe you?
Some people are generally not happy. Although they are not depressed, they never seem as happy as they might be. To what extent does this characterization describe you?