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.
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