Social Indicators Research

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 431–442 | Cite as

Validating the Orientations to Happiness Scale in a Chinese Sample of University Students

  • Guo-Hai ChenEmail author


This paper examined the reliability and validity of the Orientation to Happiness Scale with a sample of Chinese correspondents. Chinese translation of the Orientation to Happiness Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale, and General Life Satisfaction Scale, were administered to 671 Chinese university students (206 males and 465 females). The results generally supported the validity and usefulness of the Orientation to Happiness Scale. Further development of this scale in the Chinese context is discussed.


Orientations to Happiness Scale Validation Life satisfaction China 



I acknowledge the financial support from the “Localization of Enterprise Coaching and Management Innovation”, a Guangdong-based project of the Eleventh Five-year Plan, P. R. China. Thanks also goes to Miss Xue-Li Li for her assistance of editing the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

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