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Happiness, Importance of

How important is it to be happy?


Below are 14 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • HAPINESS from American Values Scale, 1985LEARN MORE
    • Imagine an Importance Scale that varies from 1 to a maximum of 9. (1) stands for no importance to me at all, and (9) stands for supreme importance to me. In other words, the larger the number, the greater will be the degree of importance to you. Give one number (either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9) to the following item to express how important it is to you personally. You can concentrate better by asking yourself the following question when you rate an item: How important is this item to ME personally?- Happiness (contentedness) (HAPINESS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HAPINESS from American Values Scale, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Imagine an Importance Scale that varies from 1 to a maximum of 9. (1) stands for no importance to me at all, and (9) stands for supreme importance to me. In other words, the larger the number, the greater will be the degree of importance to you. Give one number (either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9) to the following item to express how important it is to you personally. You can concentrate better by asking yourself the following question when you rate an item: How important is this item to ME personally?- Happiness (contentedness) (HAPINESS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HAPINESS from American Values Scale, 1987LEARN MORE
    • Imagine an Importance Scale that varies from 1 to a maximum of 9. (1) stands for no importance to me at all, and (9) stands for supreme importance to me. In other words, the larger the number, the greater will be the degree of importance to you. Give one number (either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9) to the following item to express how important it is to you personally. You can concentrate better by asking yourself the following question when you rate an item: How important is this item to ME personally?- Happiness (contentedness) (HAPINESS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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