Instructions for filling out the Living Abroad Happiness Test

This test contains 15 questions where you are asked to rate your feelings about a certain statement. For the best result, try to award the scores as honestly as possible for yourself, irrespective of how you think other people might see things or what are the generally held beliefs and opinions. Also, do not overanalyze the questions, just select the answer that mostly represent your feelings at this moment. The total test will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

In the test the terms “home country” and “host country” are used frequently. Home country is the country you are from (and which culture you’re familiar with) and host country is the country you have moved to and currently living in. Now please start your Living Abroad Happiness Test!

Question 1. I can be myself in my host country
Question 2. I have a strong support network in my host country
Question 3. I feel safe in my host country
Question 4. I am worried about my financial situation
Question 5. My child(ren) are happy in our host country
if not applicable, please select the neither disagree nor agree option
Question 6. My partner is happy in our host country
if not applicable, please select the neither disagree nor agree option
Question 7. I experience no language barriers in communicating with the locals
Question 8. I feel guilty about living abroad
Question 9. I am able to use my talents in my host country
Question 10. I am able to meaningfully connect with people in my host country
Question 11. I feel homesick
Question 12. I am regularly misunderstood in my host country
Question 13. I love my host country’s culture (f.i. festivals, music, architecture)
Question 14. I am doing fun things in my host country
Question 15. I meet interesting people in my host country
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