Abstract chapter 1 Introductory text to Collection Measures of Happiness


The aim of this collection is to gather all acceptable methods for measuring happiness. It is part of a wider collection of research findings on happiness that prepares for research synthesis. Comparability requires that all the measures of happiness used fit the same definition of happiness.

This collection provides an overview of methods for measuring happiness and allows easy selection of measures that have been used in studies one wants to use for comparison. It is hence a helpful tool for designing new research and for interpreting research findings. This collection is also useful for method development.

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