SCORING: Add up your scores for the four questions and divide the total by four. That answer is your “subjective happiness score.” Answers range from 1 to 7. Question 4 is “reverse coded” with a descending sequence.
INTERPRETATION: The average score runs from about 4.5 to 5.5, depending on the group. College students tend to score lower (averaging a bit below 5) than working adults and older, retired people (who average 5.6)