Perceived Wellness Survey (PWS)

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Adams, T., Bezner, J., & Steinhardt, M. (1997). The conceptualization and measurement of perceived wellness: Integrating balance across and within dimensions. American Journal of Health Promotion 11(3), 208-218.
General information
Purpose The Perceived Wellness Survey (PWS) is a 36-item measure designed to assess an individual’s own perceptions of their wellness through physical, spiritual, intellectual, psychological, social, and emotional dimensions.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 36
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms
Availability in other languages Portuguese, Japanese, Finnish, Chinese, Spanish, Lithuanian, Hungarian
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure

The Perceived Wellness Survey (PWS) can be found here.

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Bezner, J. R., & Hunter, D. L. (2001). Wellness perception in persons with traumatic brain injury and its relation to functional independence. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82(6), 787-792. doi:10.1053/apmr.2001.23269

Harari, M. J., Waehler, C. A., & Rogers, J. R. (2005). An Empirical Investigation of a Theoretically Based Measure of Perceived Wellness. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52(1), 93–103.

Additional information

More information on the PWS can be found here.