What is WEBMAT?

WEBMAT is an interactive tool for advising on the best available well-being measurements for users’ specific needs, taking into account study design, purpose, application and length.

Our aim

Many organisations and researchers wish to measure well-being. However, when it comes to the measurements which are used, there are some inconsistencies. Our aim is to help prospective users select the most appropriate measure.               

Our definition

Well-being is about feeling good and functioning well. It is about having positive emotions and positive evaluations of life, fulfilling relationships and a sense of purpose. It also includes resilience in the face of challenges or difficulties.

Our approach

We have taken a broad approach to psychological well-being and the following list was used as a guidance for what kind of measurements should be included:

Affect scales (hedonic) and functioning scales (eudaimonic) including scales focusing on life satisfaction scales, relationships, meaning and purpose, engagement, competence, resilience, commitment, optimism, self-esteem, self-efficacy, autonomy, and mindfulness.