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Habituelle subjektive Wohlbefindensskala
The HSWBS measures the trait part of subjective well-being using the scale general life satisfaction (cognitive dimension) as well as the scale mood level (emotional dimension) and consists of 13 items. Reliability: Retestreliability was rtt = .81-.87 (3-month interval), in another sample it was rtt = .70-.74. Cronbach's alpha was alpha = .82-.88. Validity: The factorial validity was examined several times and in different ways. Structural equation models prove the assumption that a distinction is made between current and habitual well-being and only within these between emotional and cognitive components. The correlation between mood level and life satisfaction (trait-trait correlation: r = .67) was closer than the correlations between the two habitual and the three current mood measures (trait-state correlations: r = .28/.42). Both HSBWS scales correlated slightly but significantly with the tendency towards socially desirable response behaviour. With the scale life satisfaction of the FPI-R correlated mood level to r = .73 and general life satisfaction to r = .80; with the General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg, 1972) correlated mood level to r = .56 and general life satisfaction to r = .62. With the General Depression Scale of Hautzinger and Bailer (1993) correlated mood level to r = -.51 and general life satisfaction to r = -.48 in the overall sample of persons under stress, also related to the last week.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: HSWBS. Habituelle subjektive Wohlbefindensskala. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9003795
Dalbert, C. (2002). HSWBS. Habituelle subjektive Wohlbefindensskala [Verfahrensdokumentation, Autorenbeschreibung und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name HSWBS
English Name Mood Level Scale - German short version
Authors Dalbert, C.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Emotional States, Life Satisfaction, Well Being
Language versions deu
Application age 15 years and older
Item number 13 items
Subscales (1) Mood level, (2) General life satisfaction
Application Time 5 min.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .82-.88. Retestreliability: rtt = .81-.87 (3-month interval)/ rtt = .70-.74.
Validity Findings on factorial validity, construct and crterium validity.
Norms No information.
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Dalbert, C. (1992). HSWBS. Habituelle subjektive Wohlbefindensskala. Tübingen: Universität, Abteilung Pädagogische Psychologie.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Ministerin Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert, Landwirtschaft und Energie des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Universität Halle, Pädagogische Psychologie, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 5, D-06099 Halle (Saale)