Welcome to your Subjective Happiness Scale

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?

We suggest you note your answers then look at some additional information. If there is something you feel you need to address, then again look at our suggested actions for ways to change.  You can then re-take the questionnaire after 16 weeks and see if there has been any improvement.

o Lyubomirsky, S., & Lepper, H. (1999). A measure of subjective happiness: Preliminary reliability and construct validation. Social Indicators Research, 46, 137-155. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

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