Five Factor Wellness Inventory

 

Authors: Jane E. Myers & Thomas J. Sweeney

The Five Factor Wellness Inventory (FFWEL) is an evidence-based tool used to assess wellness characteristics as a basis for helping individuals make choices for healthier living. Developed through structural equation modeling analysis of a large database from the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL), the FFWEL measures the higher order Wellness factor, 5 second-order factors and 17 discrete scales as illustrated in the Indivisible Self: An Evidence-based Model of Wellness. These scales are measured using 74 scored items and a number of experimental items, including perceived safety, perceived wellness, and context scales. Demographic items are also included.

The WELLS and the FFWEL have been used to study wellness in relation to diverse psychological constructs and demographic indices. These have also been used for program evaluation.

Please note that two additional forms are included in the FFWEL Manual: FFWEL-T for adolescents with a 6th grade reading level or above, and FFWEL-E for elementary school aged children with a 3rd grade reading level or above.

Copyright © 2005, 2014 by Jane E. Myers & Thomas J. Sweeney

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Features of the FFWEL

Purpose: Assess characteristics of wellness as a basis for helping individuals make choices for healthier living

Length

Adult Form: 91 items
Teen Form: 97 items
Elementary Form: 94 items

Average completion time: 20-25 minutes

Target populations

Adult Form: 9th grade or above
Teen Form: 6th grade or above
Elementary Form: 3rd grade or above

Administration: For individual or group administration

Norms in Manual: Provides normative comparison of 3,343 adults and 1,142 teens

Uses of the FFWEL

  • Wellness studies
  • Wellness program evaluation
  • Physical Health assessment and improvement
  • Self-Understanding
  • Mental Health assessment and management

Scales

The Five Factor Wellness Inventory measures Overall Wellness, as well as five second-order factors containing seventeen discrete scales. The scales are listed below by second-order factor.

Creative Self:
Thinking
Emotions
Control
Work
Positive Humor

Coping Self:
Leisure
Stress Management
Self Worth
Realistic Beliefs

Social Self:
Friendship
Love

Essential Self:
Spirituality
Gender Identity
Cultural Identity
Self-Care

Physical Self:
Exercise
Nutrition

The final two scales include items based on context and one item covering overall life satisfaction, respectively.

Contextual Variables:
Local Context
Institutional Context
Global Context
Chronometrical Context

Life Satisfaction Index

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