Internal consistency, reliability, and temporal stability of the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire short-form: test-retest data over two weeks

Sharon Mary Cruise, Christopher Alan Lewis, Conor Mc Guckin

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Abstract

The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire short-form (Hills & Argyle, 2002) is an 8-item measure of happiness. This study evaluated the internal consistency reliability and test-retest reliability of the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire short-form among 55 Northern Irish undergraduate university students who completed the measure on two occasions separated by two weeks. Internal consistency of the measure was satisfactory at both Time 1 (alpha = .62) and Time 2 (alpha = .58). Stability across the two administrations was satisfactory (r = .69), and there was no significant change between Time 1 (M = 34.5, SD = 5.4) and Time 2 (M = 34.6, SD = 5.2). These data support the internal consistency reliability and short-term test-retest reliability of the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire short-form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Happiness
  • Internal consistency reliability
  • Positive psychology
  • Temporal stability

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