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Wellness Inventory of Student Effectiveness (WISE)


W.I.S.E. Self-Assessments - Software

This involves the use of a psychological assessment tool and software that generates baseline and progress measures, sort of like taking before and after pictures. The Wellness Inventory of Student Effectiveness enables self-assessments in 18 areas, some of which are related to psychosocial conditions, some related to individual differences in coping behavior and personality traits. All 18 areas are related to success in college and in life and represent concepts typically covered in introductory psychology classes.


Freely available for research and college use.

Dimensions WISE Scales
I. Psychosocial 1. Sources of Stress, Stressors
Reality 2. Social Support
Dimension 3. Social Self - Persona - Social Desirability Scale
II. Coping and 4. Study Habits
Adaptation 5. Time Management & Goal Setting
Dimension 6. Problem Solving
III. Health 7. Life Style Health Habits
Strengths 8. Physical Ill-Health Symptoms
Dimension 9. Emotional Resiliency
10. Pessimism Realism Optimism - PRO Scale
IV. Growth 11. Self-Control - Intentionality
Development 12. Self-Actualization
Dimension 13. Intellectual Pursuits
14. Eco-Affective Awareness
15. Do You Ecologize? Scale
V. Success 16. Sense of Purpose - Commitment
Outcomes 17. Emotional Stress Balance - ESB
Dimension 18. Academic Achievement - Grades, GPA, or Income


The WISE software is designed for the PC computer and will run on most PC platforms in which MS Excel has been loaded as part of the MS office suite. Guidelines on how to use the WISE inventory in a project to stimulate student success is provided. For instructors and research students, a technical report is also provided on the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Wellness Inventory of Student Effectiveness.




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