Happiness Index Measurement: Application of Kansei Engineering and Positive Psychology

  • Toshio Tsuchiya
  • Anitawati Mohd Lokman
  • Shamsiah Abd Kadir
  • Fauziah Noordin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 739)


This paper discusses how to measure happiness from subjective worker’s emotion in one’s work environment. It is one of the most important and fundamental problems for positive psychology to measure happiness. In positive psychology study, many of scientific and experimental methods have been proposed as happiness testing or questionnaires. The methods are however depending on specific fields, test groups, and purposes of the measurement. The main issue of this paper is to illustrate the objective method by using factor analysis from subjective data of given basic questionnaires. The method is testing by actual data from a case study of workers’ happiness. The robustness is confirmed from the testing data by multidimensional analysis.


happiness index positive psychology workers’ emotion factor analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Tsuchiya
    • 1
  • Anitawati Mohd Lokman
    • 2
  • Shamsiah Abd Kadir
    • 3
  • Fauziah Noordin
    • 4
  1. 1.Shimonoseki City UniversityShimonosekiJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer and Mathematical SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  3. 3.Centre for Media and Information Warfare StudiesUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  4. 4.Faculty of Business and ManagementUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia

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