About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A shortened version of WEMWBS, a positively worded measure of subjective wellbeing. This version performed better under Rasch analysis than the original WEMWBS.
Example I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future
Link https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/platform/wemwbs/development/swemwbs/

Implementation details

No. of items 7
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 16-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α Person S
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Rasch Partial Credit Model
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale correlated with Shorter Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale raw scores, r= .95
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Yes
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References (WEMWBS) User guide- Version 2 . Retrieved from http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/platform/wemwbs/researchers/userguide/wemwbs_user_guide_jp_02.02.16.pdf
Stewart-Brown, S., Tennant, A., Tennant, R., Platt, S., Parkinson, J., & Weich, S. (2009). Internal construct validity of the Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale (WEMWBS): a Rasch analysis using data from the Scottish health education population survey. Health and quality of life outcomes, 7(1), 15. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-7-15