Assessing multidimensional well-being: Development and validation of the i coppe scale

Isaac Prilleltensky, Samantha Dietz, Ora Prilleltensky, Nicholas Myers, Carolyn L. Rubenstein, Ying Jin, Adam Mcmahon

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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a scale of perceptions of well-being in key areas of life. We developed the I COPPE Scale, which incorporates overall as well as Interpersonal, Community, Occupational, Physical, Psychological, and Economic well-being. A total of 426 U.S. participants provided online responses to the I COPPE Scale and relevant comparison instruments. We used exploratory structural equation modeling to examine the factor structure of responses and document convergent validity by comparing I COPPE Scale scores with comparison instrument scores. We found strong empirical evidence to support the theorized factors. This study fully and reliably assessed the underlying constructs of the I COPPE Scale and provided psychometric evidence of construct validity. The ability of this scale to assess the domains in a single, easy to administer instrument is a potential contribution to the growing body of literature on well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-226
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


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  • Social Psychology

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Prilleltensky, I., Dietz, S., Prilleltensky, O., Myers, N., Rubenstein, C. L., Jin, Y., & Mcmahon, A. (2015). Assessing multidimensional well-being: Development and validation of the i coppe scale. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(2), 199-226.