New Well-being Measures: Short Scales to Assess Flourishing and Positive and Negative Feelings

@article{Diener2010NewWM,
  title={New Well-being Measures: Short Scales to Assess Flourishing and Positive and Negative Feelings},
  author={Ed Diener and Derrick Wirtz and William Tov and Chu Kim-prieto and Dong-won Choi and Shigehiro Oishi and Robert Biswas-Diener},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={97},
  pages={143-156}
}
Measures of well-being were created to assess psychological flourishing and feelings—positive feelings, negative feelings, and the difference between the two. The scales were evaluated in a sample of 689 college students from six locations. The Flourishing Scale is a brief 8-item summary measure of the respondent’s self-perceived success in important areas such as relationships, self-esteem, purpose, and optimism. The scale provides a single psychological well-being score. The measure has good… Expand

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