Questionnaires and Scales

Questionnaires & Scales in Positive Psychology: How to measure well-being, happiness, resilience, mindfulness and so on…

The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)

Mindful Attention Awareness Scale

Ever found yourself driving and suddenly unaware of how you got to your present location? Do you find yourself walking fast to get somewhere and missing the experience of getting there? How about plowing through your meal without tasting it? We are all susceptible to the “busyness” of life and […]

How to Measure Flow with Scales and Questionnaires

how to measure flow

Someone who’s really caught up in what they are doing might say “I’m in the zone.” Positive psychologists use a similar term for this state: ‘Flow.’ Flow refers to the positive experience of complete absorption in an activity that is both spontaneous and effortless (Csikszentmihalyi, 2000; Nakamura & Csikszentmihalyi, 2014). […]

5 Quality of Life Questionnaires and Assessments

Quality of Life Questionnaires

How do you measure quality of life? The idea of quality of life (QOL) has been discussed in the psychological realm since the 1950s. The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) originated from John Flanagan, who was an American psychologist. (Burckhardt & Anderson, 2003) The Quality of life scale measures things […]

4 Scales to Measure Satisfaction with Life (SWLS)

Life Satisfaction Scales

Reflecting on our sense of happiness in different key areas of life can be difficult, especially if our life is seemingly all going well. Sometimes feelings of unhappiness or dissatisfaction just seem to find us and it’s up to us to take the time to explore why this might be. […]

Measuring Self-Efficacy with Scales and Questionnaires

Self Efficacy Scale

Self-efficacy is all about your belief in your own abilities as it pertains to dealing with various situations. Self-efficacy can play a big role in your life, impacting not only how you feel about yourself but also how successful you might be. According to Albert Bandura, an influential social cognitive […]

Self-Motivation Explained + 100 Ways To Motivate Yourself

What is Self-Motivation? 100+ Ways to Motivate Yourself (Definition + Quotes)

The best kind of motivation is self-motivation. To demonstrate this point, let's consider two scenarios you've likely experienced: You have something you have to do. You’re not excited or passionate about it, but you know you need to get it done. This feeling of obligation motivates you to work hard […]