Spiritual Wellness Inventory (SWI)

Spiritual Wellness Inventory (SWI)
Elliott Ingersoll‚ 1996
 
1.         I don't ever experience God's presence in my life.
2.         The meaning of life is a question I am at peace with.
3.         I never feel compassion for other people.
4.         I often feel a deep appreciation of every moment.
5.         I never experience a sense of awe about life.
6.         I have things I do to help me feel connected to life.
7.         There are reasons to give up hope.
8.         I feel called on to forgive others as God forgives me.
9.         I reject most challenges to my beliefs.
10.      I believe all people have a role in the web of life.
11.      I feel unsafe in the world.
12.      My sense of the divine increases my sense of Connectedness to other people.
13.      I never experience my everyday life as meaningful.
14.      I feel part of at least on healthy community that is important to me and greatly affects my life.
15.      I don't enjoy being absorbed in physical sensations.
16.      Life is about growth and change.
17.      I don't know what to do to feel God's presence.
18.      Even when situations seem hopeless‚ I have faith they can change for the better.
19.      If I forgive others‚ it really doesn't help me.
20.      The way I live brings me to a greater knowledge of who I really am.
21.      I am a strict person insisting on doing things as correctly as possible.
22.      I experience playful moments daily.
23.      I never experience a strong inner sense of God's presence.
24.      I always reflect on the meaning of my life experiences.
25.      I don't feel a part of any real community.
26.      I often feel fully present in each passing moment.
27.      I am afraid to question my spiritual beliefs.
28.      I see everyday life as sacred.
29.      I have little faith that on some level my life will work out.
30.      I have often been forgiven by others in my life.
31.      I don't investigate questions that arise in my life.
32.      I have periods where it is hard to stop self-pity.
33.      I feel coerced by images of what life should be about.
34.      I am conscious of the divine in my daily activities.
35.      I don't get much meaning out of my life experiences.
36.      I often notice things in nature while I am riding or walking from place to place.
37.      When I attain a goal I don't savor it before moving on to the next goal.
38.      Ambiguity and uncertainty are healthy parts of life.
39.      I have not developed new spiritual rituals as I have grown.
40.      Every moment offers potential for hope.
41.      I have resentments about past injuries.
42.      The more I learn about myself the more I have to give.
43.      I would rather mix with polite people than rebellious types.
44.      I feel free to make strong commitments to things.
45.      My sense of God decreases my sense of connectedness to nature.
46.      My spirituality is very meaningful to me.
47.      My spiritual community isn't much help in celebrating life.
48.      I don't get tense thinking of things that lie ahead.
49.      It is important to be in control of the sitations [?] in which I find myself.
50.      I have rituals that help me integrate the spiritual into my life.
51.      I have not had difficult situations change for the better.
52.      I am able to forgive anything a person may do.
53.      I value knowledge except when it conflicts with my beliefs.
54.      I wait until I am sure that my views are correct before speaking up.
55.      I feel great pressure to live up to a social image.
 
Spiritual Wellness Inventory- REVISED
Elliott Ingersoll‚ 1996
1.    I value knowledge except when it conflicts with my beliefs.
2.    The way I live brings me to a greater knowledge of who I really am.
3.    There are reasons to give up hope.
4.    I have periods where it is hard to stop self-pity.
5.    I don’t feel a part of any real community.
6.    Ambiguity and uncertainty are healthy parts of life.
7.    It is important to be in control of the situations in which I find myself.
8.    The meaning of life is a question I am at peace with.
9.    I don’t ever experience God’s presence in my life.
10.I often feel a deep appreciation of every moment.
11.I am afraid to question my spiritual beliefs.
12.I wait until I am sure that my views are correct before speaking up.
13.I never feel compassion for other people.
14.I feel free to make strong commitments to things.
15.I would rather mix with polite people than rebellious types.
16.I have rituals that help me integrate the spiritual into my life.
17.I feel unsafe in the world.
18.Every moment offers potential for hope.
19.I feel coerced by images of what life should be about.
20.I always reflect on the meaning of my life experiences.
21.I don’t get much meaning out of my life experiences.
22.I am conscious of the divine in my daily activities.
23.I am a strict person insisting on doing things as as correctly as possible.
24.I have things I do to help me feel connected to life.
25.I never experience a strong inner sense of God’s presence.
26.I have often been forgiven by others in my life.
27.I have resentments about past injuries.
28.I often notice things in nature while I am riding or walking from place to place.
29.I reject most challenges to my beliefs.
30.I feel part of at least one healthy community that is important to me and greatly affects my life.
31.I feel great pressure to live up to a social image.
32.My sense of the divine increases my sense of connectedness to other people.
33.I never experience a sense of awe about life.
34.I see everyday life as sacred.
35.I don’t know what to do to feel God’s presence.
36.I don’t get tense thinking of things that lie ahead.
37.I don’t investigate questions that arise in my life.
38.My spirituality is very meaningful to me.
39.I never experience my everyday life as meaningful.
40.The more I learn about myself the more I have to give.
41.I have not developed new spiritual rituals as I have grown.
42.I feel called on to forgive others as God forgives me.
43.If I forgive others‚ it really doesn’t help me.
44.Even when situations seem hopeless‚ I have faith they can change for the better.
45.My spiritual community isn’t much help in celebrating life.
46.I believe all people have a role in the web of life.
47.I often feel fully present in each passing moment.
48.Life is about growth and change.
 
SWI subscales (55 Items): Conception of the Absolute/Divine‚ Meaning‚ Connectedness‚ Mystery‚ Spiritual Freedom‚ Experience/Ritual‚ Forgiveness‚ Hope‚ Knowledge/Learning‚ and Present-centeredness
SWI-R subscales (48 Items): Spirituality ‚ Meaningful Experiences/Hope‚ Understanding‚ Self Worth‚ Connectedness‚ Uncertainty‚ Control Inner Peace
 
Conception of Divinity (Alpha 0.83)‚ Meaning (Alpha 0.53)‚ Connectedness (Alpha 0.56)‚ Present-centeredness (Alpha 0.49)‚ Mystery (Alpha 0.42)‚ Experience/Ritual (Alpha 0.68)‚ Hope (Alpha 0.63)‚ Forgiveness (Alpha 0.54)‚ Knowledge/Learning (Alpha 0.44)‚ Fake Good (Alpha -0.03) and Spiritual Freedom (Alpha 0.43)
 
 
Strongly Disagree= 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ Disagree=4‚  Agree= 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ Strongly Agree=8
 
Reverse the ratings for all odd Items
SWI subscales (55 Items):
·         Conception of Divinity (items: 1‚ 12‚ 23‚ 34‚ and 45)
·         Meaning (items: 2‚ 13‚ 24‚ 35‚ and 46)
·         Connectedness (items: 3‚ 14‚ 25‚ 36‚ and 47)
·         Present-centeredness (items: 4‚ 15‚ 26‚ 37‚ and 48)
·         Mystery (items: 5‚ 16‚ 27‚ 38‚ and 49)
·         Experience/Ritual (items: 6‚ 17‚ 28‚ 39‚ and 50)
·         Hope (items: 7‚ 18‚ 29‚ 40‚ and 51)
·         Forgiveness (items: 8‚ 19‚ 30‚ 41‚ and 52)
·         Knowledge/Learning (items: 9‚ 20‚ 31‚ 42‚ and 53)
·         Fake Good (items: 10‚ 21‚ 32‚ 43‚ and 54)
·         Spiritual Freedom (items: 11‚ 22‚ 33‚ 44‚ and 55)
SWI-R subscales (48 Items):
·         Spirituality (items: 9‚ 16‚ 22‚ 25‚ 32‚ 38‚ 41‚ 42‚ and 45)
·         Meaningful (items: 3‚ 10‚ 18‚ 26‚ 34‚ 39‚ 43‚ 44‚ 46‚ and 47)
·         Experiences/Hope
·         Understanding (items: 2‚ 14‚ 20‚ 28‚ 33‚ 40‚ and 48).
·         Self Worth (items: 4‚ 19‚ 27‚ 31‚ and 36).
·         Connectedness (items: 5‚ 13‚ 21‚ 30‚ and 35).
·         Uncertainty (items: 1‚ 6‚ 11‚ 29‚ and 37.)
·         Control (items: 7‚ 12‚ 15‚ and 23.)
·         Inner Peace (items:  8‚ 17‚ and 24.)
 

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