Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL)

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Myers, J. E., Sweeney, T. J., & Witmer, J. M. (2000). The wheel of wellness counseling for wellness: A holistic model for treatment planning. Journal of counseling & development, 78(3), 251-266.
General information
Purpose The purpose of the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) is to help respondents make healthy lifestyle choices based on their responses to each of the five life tasks and subtasks defined in the Wheel of Wellness. The life tasks of spirituality, self-direction, work & leisure, friendship, and love interact with a variety of life forces […]
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Quality of Life
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 131
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms
Availability in other languages German, Indonesian, Korean, Turkish
Fee for use
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Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Myers, J. E., Luecht, R. M., & Sweeney, T. J. (2004). The Factor Structure of Wellness: Reexamining Theoretical and Empirical Models Underlying the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and the Five-Factor Wei. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 36(4), 194–208. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2004.11909742

Kim, H. S., Song, Y., & Kwon, S.-H. (2016). Validity and reliability of a Korean version of the wellness evaluation of lifestyle (K-WEL). Journal of the Korean Data and Information Science Society, 27(6), 1609–1619. https://doi.org/10.7465/jkdi.2016.27.6.1609

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