2016 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Annual Conference

Dr Melanie Davern presented her Subjective Wellbeing Toolkit at the recent 2016 ISQOLS Conference.

Our Senior Research Fellow, Dr Melanie Davern, attended the 2016 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies Annual Conference where she presented the following conference paper: Development of a Subjective Wellbeing Evaluation Toolkit to Measure the Impact of Community Programs and Public Policy Initiatives.

This toolkit has been developed to encourage the use of Subjective Wellbeing in the evaluation of community based projects, strategies and interventions funded by philanthropic organisations, community grants, and government public policy initiatives. For many organisations program evaluation is a daunting task so this toolkit resource has been developed to provide more information on what Subjective Wellbeing is, why it is an ideal measure of strategies and interventions, how to measure Subjective Wellbeing using only 8 questions and how to interpret survey results collected in Australia. The toolkit includes formatted survey questions for the Personal Wellbeing Index included in the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index and a range of reference material to enable easy use and measurement of Subjective Wellbeing in a range of settings.

If you would like to access the tool kit, you can do so by clicking the link below;

http://www.communityindicators.net.au/subjective_wellbeing_toolkit