Flourishing Scale (FS)

Author of Tool: 

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2009)

Key references: 

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2009). New measures of well-being: Flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Social Indicators Research, 39, 247-266.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The scale is intended to measure an individual’s self-perceived success in several important areas.

Background: 

The Flourishing Scale is a brief 8-item summary measure of the respondent’s self-perceived success in important areas such as relationships, self-esteem, purpose, and optimism. Items are rated on a seven point rating scale from Strongly disagree to Strongly agree. The scale provides a single psychological well-being score. It has also been translated into Chinese, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, and Turkish.

Keywords: 

Web link to tool: 

Flourishing Scale and Scoring Instructions

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.103