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Interpretations of Scores

Meaning of scores for individuals

What do the scores mean? Well, the idea of Wellbeing is so new that no-one really knows for sure. You can complete WEMWBS and see how your score compares with national survey data.

Population Norms

National survey reports have been published and they show population norms for Scotland 2008 and England 2011. These reports show WEMWBS scores by age, gender and various other demographic groups and the English report also has some longitudinal data from various population studies. For quick reference the population means and distribution for the WEMWBS and transformed SWEMWBS are summarised for the 2011 Health Survey for England.