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A Factor Structure of Wellness: Theory, Assessment, Analysis, and Practice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Wheel of Wellness, a theoretical model of well-being, incorporates 16 dimensions of healthy functioning that can be assessed using the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL: J. E. Myers. T J. Sweeney, & J. M. Witmer, 1998). A series of studies are reported concerning the development and validation of the WEL based on a large database. In the current study, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the items and scales revealed 5 primary factors of well-being (Creative, Coping, Social. Essential, and Physical) and 1 superordinate factor identified as "Wellness."

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Publication
Journal of Counseling & Development, 82(3), 354-364.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Keywords
Wellness, Counseling, Theoretical framework, Evaluation