Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work

Tools to Measure Adult Wellbeing Specific to Workplaces

Measures are listed from short to long  in administration time (based on the shortest form).  Each title is hyperlinked to a corresponding section with more information. All measures are reliable and valid, and they are intended for adults.

Free Measures of Adult Wellbeing in a Work Setting

These measures are for adultsThese are free measures

Name of Measure

Length

Pros

Cons

Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ)

8 items

Short holistic overview of wellbeing
Can be utilized with Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (Renshaw, n.d.) for greater continuity across populations

Few, if any, available translations

Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS)

20 items

30 items

Widely used outside field of education
Multiple translations

Measures only one domain of wellbeing

The Workplace PERMA-Profiler

23 items

Follows PERMA construct and provides overview of wellbeing
Translated and validated in Japanese

 

Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS)

36 items

Widely used
Multiple translations

Measures only one domain of wellbeing

Priced Measures of Adult Wellbeing in a Work Setting

These measures are for adultsThese are priced measures

Name of Measure

Length

Pros

Cons/Price

The Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Questionnaire 

12 items

Measured outcomes related to specific work benefits
Widely used
Available in different languages

Requires purchase: Online calculator to estimate school’s cost.
Focuses only on engagement—one factor of the PERMA model of wellbeing

The PERMAH Workplace Survey 

2-3 minutes

Scores returned in real time through online dashboard
Widely used
Comprehensive view of wellbeing
Individual use can continue after license period has ended

Requires purchase of 3, 6, or 12 month license at $497, $797, or $997 respectively
Unlimited use during license period

Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ)

12 items

24 items

Overview of wellbeing
Outcomes related to specific work benefits
Available in multiple languages

Priced according to use and services
$2 per person (minimum 50)to produce paper copies
Free qualified research permission with form

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Maslach Burnout Inventory: Educator's Survey (MBI-ES)

22 items or 10-15 minutes

Available in different languages
Specific to educators in workplaces

Priced according to use and services
$2.50 per person to reproduce paper copies or use Mind Garden’s Transform System (minimum purchase 50 or 20 respectively).
More options click here
Focuses more on burnout than wellbeing

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Section Contents

Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ)Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS)The Workplace PERMA-ProfilerJob Satisfaction Survey (JSS)The Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Questionnaire The PERMAH Workplace Survey Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ)Maslach Burnout Inventory: Educator's Survey (MBI-ES)

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