Correlational findings

Study Joseph et al. (2004): study GB 2002

16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2002
N = 241
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Oxford Happiness Inventory
Our Classification
Computation: average score
M = 36,74; sd = 12,19; range 14-80
Below are a number of statements about happiness. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each by entering a number in the blank after each statement, according to the following scale:

1 = strongly disagree
2 = moderately disagree
3 = slightly disagree
4 = slightly agree
5 = moderately agree
6 = strongly agree

a. I don’t feel particularly pleased with the way I am. (R) _____
b. I am intensely interested in other people. _____
c. I feel that life is very rewarding. _____
d. I have very warm feelings towards almost everyone. _____
e. I rarely wake up feeling rested. (R) _____
f. I am not particularly optimistic about the future. (R) _____
g. I find most things amusing. _____
h. I am always committed and involved. _____
i. Life is good. _____
j. I do not think that the world is a good place. (R) _____
k. I laugh a lot. _____
l. I am well satisfied about everything in my life. _____
m. I don’t think I look attractive. (R) _____
n. There is a gap between what I would like to do and what I have done. (R) _____
o. I am very happy. _____
p. I find beauty in some things. _____
q. I always have a cheerful effect on others. _____
r. I can fit in (find time for) everything I want to. _____
s. I feel that I am not especially in control of my life. (R) _____
t. I feel able to take anything on. _____
u. I feel fully mentally alert. _____
v. I often experience joy and elation. _____
w. I don’t find it easy to make decisions. (R) _____
x. I don’t have a particular sense of meaning and purpose in my life. (R) _____
y. I feel I have a great deal of energy. _____
z. I usually have a good influence on events. _____
aa. I don’t have fun with other people. (R) _____
ab. I don’t feel particularly healthy. (R) _____
ac. I don’t have particularly happy memories of the past. (R) _____

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-b r = +.69 p < .001