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-item scale 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
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure

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

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Stewart-Brown, S. L., Platt, S., Tennant, A., Maheswaran, H., Parkinson, J., Weich, S., Tennant, R., Taggart, F., & Clarke, A. (2011). The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): A valid and reliable tool for measuring mental well-being in diverse populations and projects. J Epidemiol Community Health, 65(Suppl 2), A38–A39. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.143586.86

Maheswaran, H., Weich, S., Powell, J., & Stewart-Brown, S. (2012). Evaluating the responsiveness of the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS): Group and individual level analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10(1), 156. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-156

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/