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 Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) measures how people spend their time and how they emotionally experience the various activities of life.
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.
The QOLI–BV assesses global and domain-specific quality of life
This questionnaire is designed to measure general well-being, including negative well-being, energy and positive well-being. It was developed in the early 1990s from the longer parent version (W-BQ22) as a short-form with a balanced selection of positive and negative items. It is widely used in clinical trials and other studies.
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 Maryland Ask Me! instrument assesses consumer-perceived quality of life among adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who receive state-based services.
The MSQoL is an integration of eight (inter)nationally established QoL instruments