Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS)

For each of the following statements and/or questions‚ please circle the point on the scale that you feel
is most appropriate in describing you.
1. In general‚ I consider myself:
not a very happy person
2
3
4
5
6
a very
 happy
 person
 
2. Compared to most of my peers‚ I consider myself:
less happy
2
3
4
5
6
more happy
 
3. 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 ch‎aracterization describe you?
not at all
2
3
4
5
6
a grea deal
 
4. Some people are generally not very happy. Although they are not depressed‚ they never seem as happy as they might be. To what extent does this ch‎aracterization describe you?
not at all
2
3
4
5
6
a grea deal
Item #4 is reverse coded
 
 
 
 

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.