The NIH Toolbox Parent Proxy Emotion Battery, recommended for parents of children ages 3-12, includes measures of Positive Affect, General Life Satisfaction, Positive Peer Interaction, Social Withdrawal, Peer Rejection, Empathic Behaviors, Self-Efficacy, Fear, Perceived Stress, Sadness, and Anger. For those with children ages 3-7, measures for Fear (Over Anxious and Separation Anxiety) are included.
The NIH Toolbox Emotion Battery, recommended for ages 8+, consists of measures of Positive Affect, General Life Satisfaction, Emotional Support, Friendship, Loneliness, Perceived Rejection, Perceived Hostility, Self-Efficacy, Sadness, Perceived Stress, Fear, and Anger. For ages 18+, the battery also includes measures of Meaning and Purpose and Instrumental Support.
The Perceived Life Significance Scale (PLSS) is a psychometrically valid measure of life significance used in the assessment and treatment of grief and loss. Key aspects include life satisfaction, sense of meaning, affective well-being, and goal pursuit.
This survey measures the extent to which people pursue their goals despite the presence of stressors and challenges. To ensure participants respond to these items in a meaningful context, each item on psychological flexibility is in reference to a personally meaningful life goal. Participants are first asked to identify a life goal they are working on. Based on initial findings from pilot studies, we found support for three factors: avoidance (deflecting negative emotions and events that arise when pursuing a goal), acceptance (embracing emotions that arise when pursuing a goal), and harnessing (using negative emotions to fuel goal pursuit). To ensure that the goals participants recorded were central and meaningful to their lives, we added in four questions pertaining to the importance of the goal.
The Ryff Scales of Psychological Well-Being is a theoretically grounded instrument that specifically focuses on measuring multiple facets of psychological well-being. These facets include the following: (1) self-acceptance, (2) the establishment of quality ties to others, (3) a sense of autonomy in thought and action, (4) the ability to manage complex environments to suit personal needs and values, (5) the pursuit of meaningful goals and a sense of purpose in life, (6) continued growth and development as a person.
This measure is designed for use with individuals who have intellectual disabilities. It is comprised of two forms, with around 300 questions each: one for the individual (subjective form) and their caretaker (objective form), with the goal of measuring quality of life through several domains.
The Integration Inventory (II) is a 37-item Likert scale measuring qualitative well-being experience in older persons.
The WHO-5 Well-being index is a 5-item measure that assessing subjective psychological well-being.
The Personal Outcomes Scale (POS) has been developed for the purpose of assessing a person’s quality of life (QOL) based on specific indicators associated with each of the eight core QOL domains that have been validated in a series of cross-cultural studies.
This 75-item measure is designed to assess quality of life in children 2-18 years old.