Flourishing Scale (FS)

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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.

 

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About Flourishing Scale (FS)


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. The scale provides a single psychological well-being score.

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Important papers on Flourishing Scale (FS)


If you would like to know more about FS and its related research, please read the following papers, whose references are below. 

 

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2010). New measures of well-being: Flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Social Indicators Research, 39, 247-266.

This paper can be found on this website under Articles and Documents.

 

Esch T, Jose G, Gimpel C, Scheidt CV, Michalsen A. Die Flourishing Scale (FS) von Diener et al. liegt jetzt in einer autorisierten deutschen Fassung (FS-D) vor: Einsatz bei einer mind-body-medizinischen Fragestellung. Forsch Komplementmed 2013; in press. doi: 10.1159/000354414

 

Salama-Younes, M. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Psychological Flourishing Scale in an Egyptian setting (الخصائص النفسيه لمقياس التفتح/الازدهار النفسي بالمجال المصرى). Journal of Psychology In Africa, 27(4), 310-315. 

Abstract: The specific goals of the present research were twofold: i) to test the structure, validity, and internal reliability of scores from the Psychological Flourishing Scale (PFS) with Egyptian college students; and ii) to test the PFS’s temporal stability and convergent validity properties. Two samples of Egyptian college students completed the PFS (n = 374; n = 173) to address the two research aims in two studies. The students also completed the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) for determining the concurrent validity of scores. In the first study, the internal consistency was evaluated. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were performed. In the second, the temporal stability and convergent validity were tested. The Arabic version of PFS showed a high internal reliability, structure, and convergent validity, and moderate temporal stability.