Orientations to Happiness Scale (OTH)

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Peterson, C., Park, N., & Seligman, M. E.P. (2005). Orientations to happiness and life satisfaction: The full life versus the empty life. Journal of Happiness Studies 6, 25-41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-004-1278-z
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Purpose Life satisfaction and the endorsement of three different ways to be happy: through pleasure, through engagement, and through meaning
Domain(s) Life Satisfaction
Target population Adult
Number of items 18
Administration format self-report
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A short-form of this measure exists.

Availability in other languages German
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Henderson, L.W., Knight, T. & Richardson, B. The Hedonic and Eudaimonic Validity of the Orientations to Happiness Scale. Soc Indic Res 115, 1087–1099 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-013-0264-4
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