Orientations to happiness Scale (OTH)

1.    Regardless of what I am doing‚ time passes very quickly
2.    My life serves a higher purpose
3.    Life is too short to postpone the pleasures it can provide
4.    I seek out situations that challenge my skills and abilities
5.    In choosing what to do‚ I always take into account whether it will benefit other people
6.    Whether at work or play‚ I am usually “in a zone” and not conscious of myself
7.    I am always very absorbed in what I do
8.    I go out of my way to feel euphoric
9.    In choosing what to do‚ I always take into account whether I can lose myself in it
10.I am rarely distracted by what is going on around me
11.I have a responsibility to make the world a better place
12.My life has a lasting meaning
13.In choosing what to do‚ I always take into account whether it will be pleasurable
14.What I do matters to society
15.I agree with this statement: “Life is short—eat dessert first.”
16.I love to do things that excite my senses
17.I have spent a lot of time thinking about what life means and how I fi t into its big picture
18.For me‚ the good life is the pleasurable life
 
 
pleasure (α= 0.84)‚ meaning (α= 0.88) and flow or engagement (α= 0.77)
 
(1) Very Much Like Me‚ (2) Mostly Like Me‚ (3) Somewhat Like Me‚ (4) A Little Like Me‚ (5) Not Like Me
 
 

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