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Questionnaires Center

These questionnaires measure character strengths and aspects of happiness. All are yours to use at no charge. For each one, you'll immediately receive your score and see how it compares to the scores of others who have used this website. We'll keep a record of your scores, so that you can return later and see how far you've progressed. To see your earlier scores, log in and choose the Test Center link.

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Featured Questionnaire:

Compassionate Love Scale
Measures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people
Source: Sprecher, S. & Fehr, B. (2005). Compassionate love for close others and humanity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 629-652. Used with permission of Susan Sprecher. ©2005 Susan Sprecher and Beverly Fehr

Emotion Questionnaires:

Authentic Happiness Inventory Questionnaire
Measures Overall Happiness
Questionnaire is © 2005 Chris Peterson, University of Michigan. Used with permission.

CES-D Questionnaire
Measures Depression Symptoms
The Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) was developed by L.S. Radloff, National Institute of Mental Health.

Fordyce Emotions Questionnaire
Measures Current Happiness
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 1 - Positive Feeling and Positive Character Questionnaire copyright Dr. Michael W. Fordyce. Used with permission.

General Happiness Questionnaire
Assesses Enduring Happiness
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 4 - Can You Make Yourself Lastingly Happier? Questionnaire developed by Lyubomirsky & Lepper (1999). Used with permission.

PANAS Questionnaire
Measures Positive and Negative Affect
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 3 - Why Bother to Be Happy? Positive Affectivity and Negative Affectivity Scale-Momentary Feedback questionnaire developed by David Watson and Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa, and Auke Tellegen, University of Minnesota. Used with permission.

Engagement Questionnaires:

Brief Strengths Test
Measures 24 Character Strengths
Questionnaire is the work of Chris Peterson, University of Michigan. Used with permission.

Gratitude Questionnaire
Measures Appreciation about the Past
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 5 - Satisfaction about the Past Questionnaire developed by Michael McCullough and Robert Emmons. Used with permission.

Grit Survey
Measures the Character Strength of Perserverance
The Grit Survey was developed by Angela L. Duckworth, Seligman Research Alliance, University of Pennsylvania. Used with permission.

Optimism Test
Measures Optimism About the Future
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 6 - Optimism about the Future

Transgression Motivations Questionnaire
Measures Forgiveness
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 5 - Satisfaction about the Past Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory developed by Michael McCullough and colleagues. Used with permission.

VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire
Measures 24 Character Strengths

VIA Strength Survey for Children
Measures 24 Character Strengths for Children
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 12 - Raising Children Questionnaire and classification of strengths are the work of Nansook Park, University of Rhode Island, through the VIA Institute on Character, under the direction of Drs. Martin E. P. Seligman and Chris Peterson, and funding for this work has been provided by the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation. © 2003 VIA Institute on Character. Used with permission

Work-Life Questionnaire
Measures Work-Life Satisfaction
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 10 - Work and Personal Satisfaction Questionnaire developed by Amy Wrzesniewski. Used with permission.

Meaning Questionnaires:

Close Relationships Questionnaire
Measures Attachment Style
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 11 - Love Questionnaire developed by R. Chris Fraley, Niels G. Waller, & Kelly A. Brennan. Used with permission.

Compassionate Love Scale
Measures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people
Source: Sprecher, S. & Fehr, B. (2005). Compassionate love for close others and humanity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 629-652. Used with permission of Susan Sprecher. ©2005 Susan Sprecher and Beverly Fehr

Meaning in Life Questionnaire
Measures Meaningfulness
The Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ-10) was developed by M. F. Steger, P. Frazier, & S. Oishi. Used with permission.

Life Satisfaction Questionnaires:

Approaches to Happiness Questionnaire
Measures Three Routes to Happiness
Questionnaire is the work of Chris Peterson, University of Michigan. Used with permission.

Satisfaction with Life Scale
Measures Life Satisfaction
From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 5 - Satisfaction about the Past Scale developed by Ed Diener, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Used with permission.