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Oxford Happiness Questionnaire

How happy are you?

Can we measure how happy a person is, because each of us has the own vision of happiness? The psychologists at Oxford University, Michael Argyle and Peter Hills, believe that this is quite possible. Using Beck’s depression questionnaire as a basis, they developed a test to measure human satisfaction with various aspects of their lives. Various studies have confirmed the high level of reliability of this test, as well as the correlation of its results with the results of self-esteem tests and depression tests.

Oxford Happiness Test

The test was originally supposed to be used only within the walls of Oxford, but it quickly became popular and ceased to be a tool for internal use.

The test consists of 29 questions. In 2002 the test was updated, a single six-point scale replaced the individual responses, and the result was presented as a final score from 1 to 6. We suggest you to take an updated version of the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire.


You will be offered 29 statements, evaluate how much you agree or disagree with each of them. Note this test is intended strictly for informational, educational and entertainment purposes; its results cannot replace the real help of a specialist and should not be used for making any decision.

1. I don’t feel particularly pleased with the way I am.
2. I am intensely interested in other people.
3. I feel that life is very rewarding.
4. I have very warm feelings towards almost everyone.
5. I rarely wake up feeling rested.
6. I am not particularly optimistic about the future.
7. I find most things amusing.
8. I am always committed and involved.
9. Life is good.
10. I do not think that the world is a good place.
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