Standardization of the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) in a Greek Sample

  • Karakasidou E
  • Pezirkianidis C
  • Stalikas A
  • et al.
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Abstract

Positive psychology focuses on the beneficial effects of positive variables in human health. Research on positive emotions variables has increased vastly over the last years due to the role that these variables play on psychological health. In this context, subjective happiness is a variable that has garnered increasing interest as it is believed to play a crucial role in well-being and happiness overall. In the present study, we examined the psychometric properties of one of the newest and most prominent tools for the measurement of Subjective Happiness, the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS). The standardization was carried out in a sample of 6948 Greek Adults, ranging from 18 - 79 years old. Results showed that the SHS has satisfactory reliability and validity indexes. Moreover, the factorial structure of the scale matches the ones found in previous studies in numerous countries. Further implications and application opportunities are discussed.

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Karakasidou, E., Pezirkianidis, C., Stalikas, A., & Galanakis, M. (2016). Standardization of the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) in a Greek Sample. Psychology, 07(14), 1753–1765. https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2016.714164

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