Subjective well being researchers explore the full range of psychological well-being such that focus is upon factors that keep one from being depressed and factors that lead one to becoming elated. Emphasis is placed on understanding the processes which underline happiness, in turn people’s goals, coping efforts, and dispositions are studied. This study attempts to measure the level of subjective happiness of higher secondary school students. The sample consists of 300 higher secondary school students. The Subjective happiness scale was standardized by Sonja Lyumbomirsky. Survey method was employed to describe and interpret what exists at present. The findings reveal that higher secondary school students differ in their subjective happiness based on gender, medium of instruction, locale and type of family, did not differ based on their parental income.
Keywords: Subjective happiness, Higher secondary school students.