Repository of Positive Psychological Well-Being Scales

Below is a list of selected self-reported scales commonly used in research investigating physical health outcomes, such as health behaviors, chronic disease and mortality.

Multidimensional Positive Psychological Well-Being Scales
Scales of Psychological Well-Being
General Well-Being Schedule
Life Satisfaction Index A
Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire
Quality of Life Scale (CASP-19)
Mental Health Continuum Short Form

Positive Affect
Positive and Negative Affect Schedule
Bradburn Scale of Psychological Well-Being (Affect Balance Scale)
Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire
Day Reconstruction Method
Dispositional Positive Emotion Scale

Purpose/Meaning in Life
Life Engagement Test
Seeking of Noetic Goals Test
Sense of Coherence Scale (Orientation to Life Questionnaire)
Meaning in Life Questionnaire

Life Satisfaction

Satisfaction with Life Scale
Life Satisfaction Scale

Mastery
Pearlin Mastery Scale
Interal-External Locus of Control Scale

Happiness
Subjective Happiness Scale

Optimism
Life Orientation Test

Other Individual Constructs
Ikigai
Emotional Vitality

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Please note: The Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness cannot grant permission to utilize these scales. We have compiled all information into a repository for ease of use. If you do not have access to the scale and/or publication, please contact the author(s) of the scale for permission and any questions related to its utilization.