Journal article

Wellbeing Literacy: A Capability Model for Wellbeing Science and Practice

Lindsay G Oades, Aaron Jarden, Hanchao Hou, Corina Ozturk, Paige Williams, Gavin R. Slemp, Lanxi Huang

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2021


Wellbeing science is the scientific investigation of wellbeing, its' antecedents and consequences. Alongside growth of wellbeing science is significant interest in wellbeing interventions at individual, organizational and population levels, including measurement of national accounts of wellbeing. In this concept paper, we propose the capability model of wellbeing literacy as a new model for wellbeing science and practice. Wellbeing literacy is defined as a capability to comprehend and compose wellbeing language, across contexts, with the intention of using such language to maintain or improve the wellbeing of oneself, others or the world. Wellbeing literacy is underpinned by a capability mod..

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