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Protocol - Personal Well-being index - Child

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Protocol Name from Source:

Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children (PWI-SC)

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children (PWI-SC) is a self-administered scale that includes seven items of happiness corresponding to seven 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 = Very Sad; 10 = Very Happy). 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). To create scores that can be compared with one another, the ratings can be converted to a 0- to 100-point scale by shifting the decimal point one place to the right (e.g., a score of 6.5 becomes 65%).

Protocol:

The test administrator should take respondents verbally over the 11-point happiness scale, indicating the two response anchors of "very sad"/"very happy" and the neutral mid-position of "neither happy nor sad." See following for instructions:

        "You will be asked a few questions about how happy you feel, using a scale from zero to 10."

        "On this scale, zero means you feel VERY SAD. 10 means you feel VERY HAPPY. And the middle of the scale is 5, which means you feel NOT HAPPY OR SAD."

        [Test administrator can hold questionnaire up and point to the respective anchor points upon their mention.]

Personal Wellbeing Index - School Children/Adolescents

[Life Domains]

1. [Domain: Standard of Living]

How happy are you …

about the things you have? Like the money you have and the things you own?

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2. [Domain: Personal Health]

How happy are you …

with your health?

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3. [Domain: Achievement in Life]

How happy are you …

with the things you want to be good at?

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4. [Domain: Personal Relationships]

How happy are you …

about getting on with the people you know?

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5. [Domain: Personal Safety]

How happy are you …

about how safe you feel?

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6. [Domain: Feeling Part of the Community]

How happy are you …

about doing things away from your home?

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7. [Domain: Future Security]

How happy are you …

about what may happen to you later on in your life?

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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). To create scores that can be compared with one another, the ratings can be converted to a 0- to 100-point scale by shifting the decimal point one place to the right (e.g., a score of 6.5 becomes 65%).

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:

Adolescent

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)Child Personal Well Being Index Assessment Scale5627851CDE Browser

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Cummins, R. A., & Lau, A. L. D. (2005). Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children (PWI-SC) (3rd 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. (2005). Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children (PWI-SC) (3rd 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:

661302

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