About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description An adapted version of the Oxford Happiness Inventory which has a likert response format. A short form which was found to be highly correlated with the original OHQ was also created though only limited psychometric information is available for this version.
Example I am intensely interested in other people
Link http://www.blake-group.com/sites/default/files/assessments/Oxford_Happiness_Questionnaire.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 29
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 13-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α Longer-f
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Longer form (OHQ
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Extraversion, r= .61; Neuroticism, r= -.59; Satisfaction with life, r= .77; Self-esteem, r= .81; Depression Happiness Scale, r= .90; Life Orientation Test, r= .79
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References 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. doi:10.1016/s0191-8869(01)00213-6