Personal Wellbeing Index – School Children (PWI-SC)

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Cummins, R. A & Lau, A. L. D. (2023). Manual of the Personal Wellbeing Index: School Child. 4th Edition. Australian Centre on Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Melbourne Campus, Deakin University.
General information
Purpose The Personal Wellbeing Index – School Children (PWI-SC) can be used to assess the subjective quality of life dimensions (i.e., subjective wellbeing) defined as feelings of happiness or satisfaction about one’s life in an adolescent/child population.
Domain(s) Life Satisfaction
Target population Child
Number of items 8
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms

PWI-A: designed for use with the general adult population, aged at least 18 years;


PWI-ID: designed for use with people who have an intellectual disability or other form of cognitive impairment.

Availability in other languages Chinese, Argentina, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Serbian
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure

A copy of the Australian Unity Well-Being Index: Personal Well-Being Index for School Children can be foud here.

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies
Tomyn, A. J., Fuller Tyszkiewicz, M. D., & Cummins, R. A. (2013). The Personal Wellbeing Index: Psychometric Equivalence for Adults and School Children. Social Indicators Research, 110(3), 913–924.
Additional information

The Australian Unity Well-Being Index is composed of two sections:

  1. The Personal Well-Being Index
  2. The International Well-Being Group

This reposistory will only focus on the Personal Well-Being Index

More information about the Australian Unity Well-Being Index can be found here.

Forms for verbal and written versions are found here.