Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle

 

Authors: Jane E. Myers, Thomas J. Sweeney, & Melvin Witmer

The purpose of the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) is to help respondents make healthy lifestyle choices based on their responses to each of the five life tasks and subtasks defined in the Wheel of Wellness. The life tasks of spirituality, self-direction, work & leisure, friendship, and love interact with a variety of life forces and global events. The instrument consists of 131 items generated as self-statements to which respondents reply using a five-point Likert scale.

Sweeney and Witmer (1991) presented a holistic model for wellness and prevention across the lifespan which is based in psychological theory and empirical research on characteristics of healthy persons. Eighteen characteristics were identified and presented in a circular model, the Wheel of Wellness, to symbolize a pattern of relationships among these characteristics.

The Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle or WEL Inventory was developed to measure each of the components of wellness depicted in the Wheel. It is based on the major life tasks and subtasks that enable healthy persons to interact effectively with environment and ecological life forces. In the WEL, one score is provided for each of the life tasks and sub-tasks, as well as a composite score for “total wellness.” Scores are presented in a profile that allows for interpretation based on individual scores as well as patterns. The WEL can be used as an adjunct to counseling to help people develop and maintain healthy lifestyles that promote well being over the lifespan, quality of life, and longevity.

Copyright © 2001 by Jane E. Myers

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    Includes details on reliability, validity, scoring, etc. and a review-only copy of the WEL form. PDFs are not refundable.
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Features of the WEL

Purpose: Measure components in the Wheel of Wellness to help respondents make healthy lifestyle choices.

Length: 123 items

Average completion time: 15-20 minutes

Target population: Adults

Administration: For individual or group administration

Uses of the WEL

  • Counseling
  • Personal health improvement

Scales

Spirituality

Self-Regulation

Sense of Worth
Sense of Control
Realistic Beliefs
Emotional Responsiveness
Intellectual Stimulation
Sense of Humor
Nutrition
Exercise
Self-Care
Stress Management
Gender Identity
Culture Identity

Work & Leisure

Work
Leisure

Friendship

Love

Total Self-Regulation

Perceived Wellness

Total Wellness

Wheel of Wellness

Sweeney and Witmer (1991) presented a holistic model for wellness and prevention across the lifespan which is based in psychological theory and empirical research on characteristics of healthy persons. Specifically, the authors incorporated cross-disciplinary research and theoretical concepts from a variety of disciplines that supported certain human characteristics as related to health, longevity, and quality of life. In organizing this literature, the authors defined wellness as “a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being in which the body, mind, and spirit are integrated by the individual to live more fully within the human and natural community”. Eighteen characteristics were identified and presented in a circular model, the Wheel of Wellness, to symbolize a pattern of relationships among these characteristics.

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