ERIC Number: ED248212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Wellness Assessment: A Rationale, A Measure, and Physical/Psychological Components.
Shuffield, Gilda; Dana, Richard H.
Wellness, or holistic health, represents a positive attitude toward the integration of physical and psychological aspects of lifestyle. There have been few attempts to assess wellness that contain more than questionnaire items across several component areas. This paper describes a test battery that includes physical (nutrition, cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility) and psychological components (health locus of control, self-esteem, and stress and coping skills) and that can be administered in 90 minutes. In addition, an attempt is made to devise a brief global projective measure of inner balance, or coherence congruence, that can substitute for the test battery and be useful for monitoring wellness in specific populations. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Positive Attitudes
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment (Tampa, FL, March 17, 1984).