Development of the Work-Related Well-Being Questionnaire Based on Seligman’s PERMA Model

  • Ágota Kun Department of Ergonomics and Psychology, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Péter Balogh iCons-Hungary Humánfejlesztő és Tanácsadó Kft. 6723 Szeged, 13 Sándor u.
  • Katalin Gerákné Krasz Department of Ergonomics and Psychology, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Abstract

Drawing on recent research on determinants of subjective well-being, we developed and conducted a pilot study of an employee well-being questionnaire using M. Seligman’s (2011) multidimensional PERMA model (Positive emotion, Engagement, positive Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment) model. Employees (N = 397) from postgraduate courses at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) completed a survey including 56 items which were theoretically relevant to the PERMA theory. Factor analyses recovered the expected five PERMA components and a negative emotion factor. Based on factor and reliability analyses, we reduced the 56 PERMA items to 35 items.  Our results support the multidimensional approach to defining and measuring multidimensional well-being. A multidimensional well-being assessment may be useful for understanding employees’ well-being, which can then be applied when developing policy and practice to increase well-being for all employees at work.
Keywords: positive psychology, well-being, PERMA model, PERMA at work, measurement
Published online
2016-12-05
How to Cite
Kun, Ágota, Balogh, P. and Krasz, K. (2017) “Development of the Work-Related Well-Being Questionnaire Based on Seligman’s PERMA Model”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 25(1), pp. 56-63. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.9326.
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