Positive functioning inventory: initial validation of a 12-item self-report measure of well-being

Joseph, Stephen and Maltby, John (2014) Positive functioning inventory: initial validation of a 12-item self-report measure of well-being. Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice, 4 (15). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2211-1522

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Abstract

Background: This paper describes the validation of the Positive Functioning Inventory (PFI-12). This is a 12-item self-report tool developed to assess a spectrum of functioning ranging from states of mental distress to states of well-being.

Method: Two samples (Sample 1: N = 242, mean age = 20 years. Sample 2: N = 301, mean age = 20 years) completed self-report measures of personality and social, physical and psychological functioning.

Results: Evidence is provided for internal-consistency reliability, test-retest reliability, incremental validity, and convergent and discriminant validity in relation to a number of other measures of personality, social, physical and psychological functioning.

Conclusion: The tool promises to be useful to practitioners and researchers who wish to assess positive psychological functioning.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13612-014-0015-6
Depositing User: Collier, Elanor
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 14:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31780

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