The utility of the personal wellbeing index intellectual disability scale in an Australian sample

McGillivray, J. A., Lau, A. L. D., Cummins, R. A. and Davey, G. 2009, The utility of the personal wellbeing index intellectual disability scale in an Australian sample, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 276-286, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00460.x.

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Title The utility of the personal wellbeing index intellectual disability scale in an Australian sample
Author(s) McGillivray, J. A.ORCID iD for McGillivray, J. A.
Lau, A. L. D.
Cummins, R. A.ORCID iD for Cummins, R. A.
Davey, G.
Journal name Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 276
End page 286
Total pages 11
Publisher Blackwell Publishers
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1360-2322
Keyword(s) intellectual disability
PWI-ID scale
subjective wellbeing
Summary Background Subjective wellbeing (SWB) in people with intellectual disabilities has been the focus of increased interest in the identification of support needs and as an outcome measure for interventions and service delivery evaluations. It is therefore important to conduct further research in this area, and to develop appropriate scales to measure SWB.

Methods A new scale, the Personal Wellbeing Index-Intellectual Disability (PWI-ID) was administered to 114 adults with mild (n = 82) or moderate (n = 32) level ID in Victoria, Australia.

Results The PWI-ID demonstrated good reliability and validity. A comparison of the findings with previous research indicates that participants' SWB levels are within the normative range, and are similar to those reported by the general population.

Conclusions The results support the notion that individuals with ID do not experience life quality lower than normal, which can be explained theoretically by the Theory of Subjective Wellbeing Homeostasis. The use of the PWI-ID may ultimately assist in ensuring that the needs of people with ID are being met and inform the planning and delivery of congruent resources and services.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00460.x
Field of Research 170106 Health
Socio Economic Objective 920209 Mental Health Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2008
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