• Introduction
  • A Measure Suited for Your School
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing at School
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work
  • Measures of Cultural Wellbeing
  • Other Resources
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  • The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ)

    This measure is for adultsThis is a free measure

    The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, designed to measure individual happiness, is based on the Oxford Happiness Inventory (OHI). The OHQ is valid and reliable; researchers found  “a battery of personality variables known to be associated with well-being [that] were stronger for OHQ than for the OHI” (Hills & Argyle, 2001, p. 1073). This questionnaire has 29 self-report statements for responses on a 6-point Likert scale. A shortened 8-item version is also available. The OHQ has been used in several studies including a study of mindfulness and wellbeing (St-Louis et al., 2018).

    Pros for Schools

    Cons for Schools

    29 questions
    shortened 8-item version available
    Widely used


    Suggestions for Further Research

    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), 1073–1082. https://edtechbooks.org/-pDz 

    St-Louis, A., Verner-Filion, J., Bergeron, C.M., Vallerand, R.J. (2016). Passion and mindfulness: Accessing adaptive self-processes. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(2), 155-164. https://edtechbooks.org/-RuIB 

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