How do you score the PWS?
Detailed scoring instructions are provided here.
Why don’t you use normative comparisons?
In the original paper, this question is raised: “How can we sanctimoniously apply absolute standards of wellness in a relative world?” Great question. The truth is, we can’t. I believe there are some absolutes but perceived wellness is not one of them.
Are there other research papers that use the PWS?
There are but to be honest, I simply cannot keep up. I used to publish updates when I was a struggling academician but I no longer do. If you really want a copy of all the research I have on this subject, feel free to email me.