What is this collection Measures of Happiness?



  • Full description of all acceptable measures, about 1400 variants
  • Detailed classification by 1) focus, 2) time reference, 3) observation, 4) rating scale
  • Links to research findings obtained using these measures in empirical studies.
    Several measures in this collection have been used in studies of which the findings have not yet been entered.


  • Orientation on available measures
  • Selection of measures used in specific publics
  • Study of method factors in research results

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Veenhoven, R (201?)
Measures of Happiness
World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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