Life Satisfaction Accessment (SWLS)
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you Satisfied with Your Life? A new assessment tool has been created to help you start exploring your level of happiness. Enroll and take the SWLS Assessment.
What is the SWLS Assessment?
The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) was first created by researchers Diener, Emmons, Larsen, and Griffin (1985) and published in an article in the Journal of Personality Assessment.
The scale was developed as a way to assess an individual’s cognitive judgment of their satisfaction with their life as a whole. The SWLS is a very simple, short questionnaire made up of only 5 statements.
To complete the questionnaire you will be asked to judge how you feel about each of the statements using a 7-scale scoring system, with 1 being ‘strongly disagree’ with the statement and 7 being ‘strongly agree’ with the statement.
The pursuit of happiness has occupied humans for millennia – whether creating ancient Greek schools of philosophy or inspiring the United States Declaration of Independence.
Until recently, psychological science has had very little to say on happiness, instead preferring to study, understand and relieve illness and distress. However, recently scientist and practitioners have observed that an absence of distress and illness does not lead to greater happiness, or result in increased life satisfaction. So, with this realization, the study of happy people and what makes them happy has become a serious pursuit.
What is Happiness?
Happiness is described as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile” . Today happiness researchers are increasingly confident in the evidence-based strategies that can increase our happiness.
Psychologists have observed that happier people appear
more successful in many areas of life; they are more creative, are judged more
favourably by peers and colleagues, have better social relationships, have
healthier immune systems and also have longer life expectancy, which makes
happiness a serious business.
Also, employees of happier managers are more productive, more innovative and have better problem solving skills than those of less happy counterparts.
A study to explore this discovered that positive emotions act as an excellent predictor of the motivation and effort required to overcome obstacles to success. People in the study with fewer positive emotional experiences were less likely to persevere and succeed compared to those who had a greater number of positive experiences, when faced with the same obstacles.
The question is- which comes first: success or happiness?
Enroll today and take this FREE assessment and learn the science behind the age old question.
Also, if you want to dig deeper into different segments of life, we would love to assit you in your journey.
Total 360 Team
Cheri’s passion is helping her clients/students to find their “sweet spot” in life, both personally and professionally. Her background is steeped in education and real life experience. In addition to earning her MBA from Harvard Business School , she has extensive training and certifications in a variety Life Coaching Specialties:
·Certified Life Coach
·Certified Business Coach
·Certified Wellness and Nutrition Coach
·Certified Health & Longevity Coach.
Why so many areas of certifications? Because she knows that in order to help her students be their best she must understand and teach balance in all areas of life.
Prior to becoming an elite coach/teacher, Cheri participated in all phases of business from successfully launching her own startup companies to holding an executive position within a $6 Billion orginization. Her work ethic and drive resulted in the development of cutting edge processes and strategies that generated success for herself and others. She continues to create life changing programs that help catapult her clients into a fulfilling and successful life.
Although she is passionate about working with others she knows it is important that she, too, live a balanced life. So, in her free time she loves to read, enjoy virtual coffees with her daughter, backpack with her husband James, hike with Walter ( the 120lb Rottie Shepard) and play in the kitchen making up healthy "Clean" recipes she never writes down. But more times than not, you will find her nose buried in the latest science based studies learning how to sharpen her craft so she can teach others.