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The Spiritual Well-Being Scale is a general indicator of perceived well-being which may be used for the assessment of both individual and congregational spiritual well-being. It provides an overall measure of the perception of spiritual quality of life, as well as subscale scores for Religious and Existential Well-Being. The Religious Well-Being subscale provides a self-assessment of one's relationship with God, while the Existential Well-Being Subscale gives a self-assessment of one's sense of life purpose and life satisfaction.


This article first appeared in the 2006 issue of Newsnotes, the member magazine of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and is reprinted with permission.

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This document is a review of the Sprirtual Well-Being Scale. If you wish to use this instrument in your research project, you will need to contact the original authors for permission. You can find their contact information and ordering information at this site: