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A hierarchy of happiness? Mokken scaling analysis of the Oxford Happiness Inventory

Abstract:

The items of the Oxford Happiness Inventory (OHI), a self-report assessment of happiness, are subjected to an analysis for hierarchy among its items. By using Mokken scaling analyses we can assess whether items can reliably be ordered between persons as severity indicators on a latent trait; in this case, a latent trait of Happiness. OHI item-level data from 1024 participants were entered into the Mokken Scaling Procedure (MSP) seeking reliable scales with H > 0.30. 12 OHI items formed a r...

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10.1016/j.paid.2010.02.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Volume:
48
Issue:
7
Pages:
845-848
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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ISSN:
0191-8869
URN:
uuid:7b1bfe2e-5726-49c9-a9e2-611494a2f4a5
Source identifiers:
139316
Local pid:
pubs:139316

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