Friedman Well-Being Scale


Author: Philip Friedman

The Friedman Well-Being Scale consists of twenty bi-polar adjectives. It is easy to administer, score, and interpret. It can be scored for an overall measure of well-being, the Friedman Well-Being Composite, and for five subscales: emotional stability; self-esteem/self-confidence; joviality; sociability; and happiness.

Norms exists for a clinical, college, and community populations. It correlates significantly in the expected directions with over 100 clinical, personality, attitudinal, stress, relational, marital and interpersonal scales and subscales. The results can be interpreted in terms of the COPERS model and BETSI-HI lens of well-being discussed in the comprehensive, professional manual.

The Friedman Well-Being Scale can easily be used to track changes over time during psychotherapy or during other intervention modalities such as addiction, self-help groups, personal growth or self-esteem programs, etc. It serves as an excellent outcome measure of change in the current health care environment.

Copyright © 1992 by Philip H. Friedman

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Feature of the FWBS

Purpose: Assessment of a person's level of well-being in different circumstances

Length: 20 items

Average completion time: 2-3 minutes

Target population: Adults

Administration: For individual or group administration

Norms available in manual: clinical, college, and community populations

Uses of the FWBS

  • Psychotherapy
  • Interventions
  • Personal growth
  • Program evaluation





Emotional Stability



Sample Items

Please use this list of common human traits to describe yourself as accurately as possible. Describe yourself as you see yourself at the present time, not as you wish to be in the future. Describe yourself as you are typically, as compared with other persons you know of the same gender and roughly the same age. Please circle only one number in each line.

angry0            12            3            456            7            89            10calm
shy0            12            3            456            7            89            10self-confident
moody0            12            3            456            7            89            10steady
timid0            12            3            456            7            89            10assertive
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