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Protocol - Personal Well-being Index - Adult

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Protocol Name from Source:

Personal Wellbeing Index-Adult (PWI-A)

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The Personal Wellbeing Index-Adult (PWI-A) is a seven-item, self-administered scale that measures satisfaction with the following life domains: standard of living, health, life achievement, personal relationships, personal safety, community connectedness, and future security. Each item is rated on a 0-to-10 scale (0 = No satisfaction at all; 10 = Very satisfied). Items can be scored individually to derive a score for the corresponding domain, or all the scores for all items can be summed and averaged to form the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI).

Protocol:

Personal Wellbeing Index - Adults

1. "How satisfied are you with your standard of living?"

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2. "How satisfied are you with your health?"

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3. "How satisfied are you with what you are achieving in life?"

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4. "How satisfied are you with your personal relationships?"

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5. "How satisfied are you with how safe you feel?"

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6. "How satisfied are you with feeling part of your community?"

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7. "How satisfied are you with your future security?"

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Scoring: Items can be scored individually to derive a score for the corresponding domain, or all the scores for all items can be summed and averaged to form the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI).

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

January 17, 2017

Definition

A questionnaire to assess happiness and satisfaction with life.

Purpose

This measure can be used to assess the subjective quality of life dimensions (i.e., subjective wellbeing) defined as feelings of happiness or satisfaction about one’s life.

Selection Rationale

The Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) is a short, valid, and reliable self-administered questionnaire with equivalent adolescent and adult versions.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Adult Personal Well Being Index Assessment Scale5627842CDE Browser

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

International Wellbeing Group (2013). Personal Wellbeing Index (5th Ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University.

General References

Cummins, R. A., Eckersley, R., Pallant, J., Van Vugt, J., & Misajon, R. (2003). Developing a national index of subjective wellbeing: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. Social Indicators Research, 64, 159-190.

Cummins, R. A., & Lau, A. L. D. (2013). Personal Wellbeing Index-Adult (5th Ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University.

Tomyn, A. J., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., & Cummins, R. A. (2013). The Personal Wellbeing Index: Psychometric equivalence for adults and school children. Social Indicators Research, 110(3), 913-924.

Protocol ID:

661301

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