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 WEL 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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Features of the FFWEL
Purpose: Assess characteristics of wellness as a basis for helping individuals make choices for healthier living
Adult Form: 91 items
Teen Form: 97 items
Elementary Form: 94 items
Average completion time: 20-25 minutes
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
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.
The final two scales include items based on context and one item covering overall life satisfaction, respectively.
Life Satisfaction Index
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