Measuring Personal Growth and Development in Context: Evidence of Validity in Educational and Work Settings

@article{Anderson2019MeasuringPG,
  title={Measuring Personal Growth and Development in Context: Evidence of Validity in Educational and Work Settings},
  author={Brittney K. Anderson and John P. Meyer and Chelsea Vaters and Jose A. Espinoza},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2019}
}
Consistent with the trend toward viewing psychological well-being as more than the absence of illness, we developed an instrument—the personal growth and development scale (PGDS)—that can be used to assess positive change in well-being attributable to context-specific experiences. As part of the validation process, we examined relations between the PGDS and measures of need satisfaction and autonomous motivation in students (N = 241) and employees (N = 468). In the student sample, we also… 
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