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The Fear of Happiness Scale (FHS)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escalas do Medo da Felicidade

Original Version

Gilbert, P., McEwan, K., Gibbons, L.,Chotai, S., Duarte, J., & Matos, M. (2012)

Portuguese Version

Pinto-Gouveia, J., Duarte, J., & Rodrigues, A. (2013)

General Description

This scale contains ten items which explore people’s perceptions and anxieties around feeling happy and positive feelings in general. Items are rated on a five-point Likert scale ranging from 0 (‘Not at all like me’) to 4 (‘Extremely like me).


Joana Duarte – joana.fm.duarte@gmail.com