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Spirituality Index of Well-Being (SIWB)
Bruce B‚ Frey.‚ Timothy P‚ Daaleman.‚ & Vichki‚ Peyton. (2005)
Description of Measure:
Defines spirituality as a sense of meaning or purpose from a transcendent source. It is a 12-item instrument that measures one’s perceptions of their spiritual quality of life. The scale is divided into two subscales: (1) self-efficacy subscale and (2) life-scheme subscale. Each item is answered on a 5-point scale ranging from 1 (Strongly Agree) to 5 (Strongly Disagree).
Which response best describes how you feel about each statement?
1. There is not much I can do to help myself.
2. Often‚ there is no way I can complete what I have started.
3. I can’t begin to understand my problems.
4. I am overwhelmed when I have personal difficulties and problems.
5. I don’t know how to begin to solve my problems.
6. There is not much I can do to make a difference in my life.
7. I haven’t found my life’s purpose yet.
8. I don’t know who I am‚ where I came from‚ or where I am going.
9. I have a lack of purpose in my life.
10.In this world‚ I don’t know where I fit in.
12.There is a great void in my life at this time.
life-scheme (alpha 0.86‚ 0.89‚ 0.80)
total (alpha 0.91‚ 0.91‚ 0.87)
Strongly Agree‚ Agree‚ neither Agreenor Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Strongly Disagree
Daaleman‚ Timothy P.‚ Bruce B. Frey‚ Dennis Wallace‚ and Stephanie A. Studenski. 2002. “The Spirituality Index ofWell-Being: Development and Testing of a New Measure.” Journal of Family Practice 51:952.