We designed this survey to measure 8 major tenets or pathways associated with positive psychology. All told, the survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete.
In recent decades, traditional psychology has been more focused on alleviating suffering and mental illness than looking at what drives well-being and positive life outcomes. The emphasis is often on what’s wrong in your life rather than what’s right about it. In contrast, the empirical science of positive psychology is focused on helping people pursue a good and productive life—a state in which:
- You are flourishing
- You are happy and contented with who you are and what you have
- You are optimistic about the future
- You have strong positive relationships
- You are resilient and able to handle adverse situations
Positive psychology describes various pathways to well-being. Each pathway plays a major role in driving happiness. Our survey asks questions to assess your state across each of these pathways specifically having to do with your work situation. For example:
Positivity: When you savor the present, are grateful for the past, and are hopeful for the future, you are experiencing positive emotion.
Engagement: When you do what you do best, when you use your signature strengths in your life’s work, you are fully engaged and absorbed.
Meaning: When you are involved in activities that are beyond your self-interest, and that you believe matter to the world, your life is full of meaning and purpose.
Positive Relationships: When you are surrounded by loving and supportive relationships, you are trusting of others, you can share yourself with your friends, your family, and your colleagues, your life is enriched with positive relationships.
At the end of the survey, you will receive a score for each pathway (8 in total). Scores range from a low of negative 6 (a deprived state) to positive 6 (a flourishing state). Zero is the mid range score representing the state of “doing okay or merely surviving”. The report also suggests some simple actions to raise some or all of your scores. Take the survey again after a period of time to see if your scores change, perhaps the result of some action you have taken.
If you are interested in having results from the Workplace Survey compiled for your team or organization, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.