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The GROW Project: Building the world’s largest and most in-depth psychological study. Dr . Aaron Jarden Open Polytechnic of New Zealand www.growhq.com. How can you assess and track 20 million peoples’ wellbeing worldwide?. Facebook? / Google? Research grants? Philanthropy? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Global Report on Wellbeing

Dr. Aaron Jarden

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

www.growhq.com

The GROW Project: Building the worlds largest and most in-depth psychological study

How can you assess and track 20 million peoples wellbeing worldwide?

Facebook? / Google? Research grants?Philanthropy?Partner with government and global projects?Dictatorship? Lotto?

Start a business and foundationNot a sales pitchCost about 5 Million so grants probably not enough 2

Not a sales pitchCost about 5 Million so grants probably not enough 3GROW: HistoryBeginning in 2010, leading wellbeing scientists began to discuss, design, and forge collaborations with different psychology research laboratories in order to create an ambitious project to continually assess and track 20 million people worldwide using 20 languages. Rolling launch from 16th April 2012, soft launch till 16th May.

GROW: The BasicsGROW does online wellbeing assessments for four target markets:Individuals (16+) get reportsHelping Professionals get access to reportsOrganisations get group level (N = 15+) reportsResearchers (academic & commercial) get data (raw & scored)GROW is based in science, comprehensive, elegant and user-friendly

Child and Adolescent Version5GROW Chief Scientists

Dr. Aaron JardenAssociate Professor Todd Kashdan Dr. Dan Wejeirs Dr. Jo Mitchell

GROW: Overview

Modular surveyComprehensiveScientificOnline

Real time resultsIdeas for changePrivacy protected

3rd party providers

GROW: The basics

Global Life SatisfactionHappinessFlourishingStressMeaning in LifeConnectednessDepressionLife DomainsTemporal Life satisfactionAnxietyEmotions Balance

Life Position CuriosityValues AlignmentValued Living (V2)Competence (V2)Autonomy (V2)Grit (perseverance) (V2)Resilience( V2)Loneliness (V2)Hope (V2)Vitality (V2)

Gratitude (V2)Self-Acceptance(V3)Personal Growth (V3)Enviro Mastery (V3)Strengths Use (V3)Time Use (V3)Work Satisfaction (V3)Engagement (V3)Trust & Belonging (V3)Mindfulness (V3)

DemographicsPhysical Health+ & - Events (V3)Lifestyle factors50 Free Text Questions

In all 69 Core Questions, 39 Optional Questions, 27 Demo & Lifestyle.About 15 minutes per assessment if completed in full

Our goal is to have the most scientifically robust and comprehensive wellbeing assessment in the market

The GROW assessment measures 30 different domains of functioning related to wellbeing, including negative aspects (such as depression, anxiety, stress, resilience, distress tolerance, loneliness, etc) and positive aspects (such as life satisfaction, happiness, flourishing, strengths use, engagement, positive emotions, etc). 8GROW: Assessment

The GROW assessment measures 30 different domains of functioning related to wellbeing, including negative aspects (such as depression, anxiety, stress, resilience, distress tolerance, loneliness, etc) and positive aspects (such as life satisfaction, happiness, flourishing, strengths use, engagement, positive emotions, etc). 9GROW: The basics

Our goal is a simple tool to aid understanding and help individuals decide what actions to take

Confidential to individuals can be shared onlineIndividual and group scores over timeSimple explanations of why each measure mattersScience based recommendations for focus areasWeekly, monthly, 3 monthly, 6 monthly, yearly. GROW: Report

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GROW: The basics

Our goal is to point to the best 3rd party tools and programs, and to test and prove their efficacy at raising wellbeing

GROW: Programs

GROW: Programs

GROW: Working examples

Helping Professionals managing clients: Initially assesses their wellbeing before contact. Tracks changes in their wellbeing and key indicators over time (email reminders).Proactively identifies relapse (every 6 months).Organisations:

GROW: Challenges

How do you build a multipurpose assessment, that is psychometrically sound, relevant and useful for multiple groups and purposes, brief, yet also flexible over time to capitalise on the best science?How can you make such a tool widely available? - i.e., what are the current barriers (price, technology), what are the ideal enabling conditions for target users?Speed of responding vs quality of response, and other psychometric issues?GROWs three guides: Technology, Entertainment, & Design.How can you get respondents / participants motivated to continually come back?SDT (autonomy, competence,&relatedness) and gaming.Email reminders.Sharing reports.Accountable to person paying and sharing with.GROW: Challenges

Learning from one major precursor project The International Wellbeing Study.Stratified international sample.Real time results. Getting the scientists involved and on board Researcher version, the GROW Foundation.Adhering to best and ethical practice in a new area (online assessment).Our goal is for GROW to be used by multiple groups in order to create a large international dataset, internationally useful for National Accounts of Wellbeing. Grow International ltd.www.growhq.com