Sense of Well-Being Inventory (SWBI)

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Rubin SE, Chan F, Bishop M, Miller SM. Psychometric validation of The Sense of Well-Being Inventory for programme evaluation in rehabilitation. Professional Rehabilitation 2003; 11: 54– 59.
General information
Purpose A measure of subjective well-being, the Sense of Well-Being Inventory (SWBI), was developed specifically for people with disabilities in work rehabilitation services in the USA.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Quality of Life
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 36
Administration format self-report
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Alternate forms

A 20 item short form is also in use

Availability in other languages
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure
Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Chapin, M. H., Miller, S. M., Ferrin, J. M., Chan, F., & Rubin, S. E. (2004). Psychometric validation of a subjective well-being measure for people with spinal cord injuries. Disability and Rehabilitation, 26(19), 1135–1142.

Catalano, D., Kim, J.-H., Ditchman, N. M., Shin, H.-U., Lee, J., & Chan, F. (2010). The Sense of Well-Being Inventory as a Quality of Life Measure for People With Spinal Cord Injury. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 16(2), 57–72.

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