Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale (WEMWBS)

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Tennant, R., Hiller, L., Fishwick, R. et al. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): development and UK validation. Health Qual Life Outcomes 5, 63 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-5-63
General information
Purpose The WEMWBS is a 14 items that “describes the development and validation of a new scale, comprised only of positively worded items relating to different aspects of positive mental health: the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS).”
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 14
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms

A 7-item short form version of the measure: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/platform/wemwbs/about/wemwbsvsswemwbs/

Availability in other languages Arabic, Bangla, British Sign Language, Chilean Spanish, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh
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Related information on use of the measure

Registration required to obtain measure: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/platform/wemwbs/using

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Additional information

Not all translations of the measure have been validated. Refer to this website for more information: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/platform/wemwbs/using/translations/