Spiritual Well-being Scale

Developed by  Paloutzian & Ellison in 1982 and one of the most used scales altogether. The scale consists of 20 items, half of wich adresses a broad, religious conviction centred in an image of God (religious well-being), while the other half is of an existential, meaningfulness based character (existential well-being) without mentioning neither God nor religion (e.g. “I feel that life is a positive experience”). It is uncertain what is measured, which is the most essential criticism of the scale. Existential well-being is often measured as psychological well-being just like the concepts of religiousness and spirituality very often are used synonymously. The scale has a good “face-value”. It’s validated in English.

Spiritual Well-being Scale

  Knowing Doing Being
Eksistens x   x
Spiritualitet x   x
Religiøsitet      

The scale can be downloaded here

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