Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ)

1.    I don’t feel particularly pleased with the way I am. *
2.    I am intensely interested in other people.
3.    I feel that life is very rewarding. *
4.    I have very warm feelings toward almost everyone.
5.    I rarely wake up feeling rested.
6.    I am not particularly optimistic about the future.
7.    I find most things amusing.
8.    I am always committed and involved.
9.    Life is good.
10.I do not think that the world is a good place.
11.I laugh a lot.
12.I am well satisfied about everything in my life. *
13.I don’t think I look attractive. *
14.There is a gap between what I would like to do and what I have done.
15.I am very happy.
16.I find beauty in some things. *
17.I always have a cheerful effect on others.
18.I can fi t in (find time for) everything I want to. *
19.I feel that I am not especially in control of my life.
20.I feel able to take anything on.
21.I feel fully mentally alert. *
22.I often experience joy and elation.
23.I don’t find it easy to make decisions.
24.I don’t have a particular sense of meaning and purpose in my life.
25.I feel I have a great deal of energy.
26.I usually have a good influence on events.
27.I do not have fun with other people.
28.I do not feel particularly healthy.
29.I do not have particularly happy memories of the past. *
NOTE: Items 1‚ 3‚ 12‚ 13‚ 16‚ 18‚ 21‚ and 29 are reverse coded.
* Indicates components of the OHQ short scale
 
 
1 = strongly disagree‚ 2 = moderately disagree‚ 3 = slightly disagree‚ 4 = slightly agree‚ 5 = moderately agree‚ 6 = strongly agree
 
 

Hills‚ P.‚ & Argyle‚ M. (2002). The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire: A compact scale for the measurement of psychological well-being. Personality and Individual Differences‚ 33(7)‚ 1071–1082.

Hills‚ P.‚ & Argyle‚ M. (2002). The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 68-71. (2013). Google Scholar