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Positive functioning inventory: initial validation of a 12-item self-report measure of well-being

Joseph, Stephen; Maltby, John

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John Maltby



Abstract

Background: This paper describes the validation of the Positive Functioning Inventory (PFI-12). This is a 12-item self-report tool developed to assess a spectrum of functioning ranging from states of mental distress to states of well-being.
Method: Two samples (Sample 1: N = 242, mean age = 20 years. Sample 2: N = 301, mean age = 20 years) completed self-report measures of personality and social, physical and psychological functioning.
Results: Evidence is provided for internal-consistency reliability, test-retest reliability, incremental validity, and convergent and discriminant validity in relation to a number of other measures of personality, social, physical and psychological functioning.
Conclusion: The tool promises to be useful to practitioners and researchers who wish to assess positive psychological functioning.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 5, 2014
Journal Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice
Electronic ISSN 2211-1522
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 15
APA6 Citation Joseph, S., & Maltby, J. (2014). Positive functioning inventory: initial validation of a 12-item self-report measure of well-being. Psychology of Well-Being, 4(15), doi:10.1186/s13612-014-0015-6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s13612-014-0015-6
Publisher URL http://psywb.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13612-014-0015-6
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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