Repository of Positive Psychological Well-Being Scales


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

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

Flourishing is a broad and multidimensional construct. Numerous definitions of flourishing have been proposed in the literature. Some definitions focus on components that reflect psychological functioning (e.g., life satisfaction, positive affect, happiness, meaning in life) while others expand to encompass domains such as physical health, social integration, and financial security. The scales presented in this section reflect this variability in the conceptualization of flourishing.

Mental Health Continuum Short Form
Flourishing Scale
Flourishing Index
Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving

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

Pearlin Mastery Scale
Internal-External Locus of Control Scale

Subjective Happiness Scale

Life Orientation Test

Other Individual Constructs
Emotional Vitality