Quality of Life Inventory

Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI®) is a psychology assessment of well-being and satisfaction with life. The QOLI assesses positive mental health and happiness, and yields an overall score based on the "Sweet 16" areas that make up quality of life, including love, work and play. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

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    Starter & complete kits, print & digital

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  • QOLI Hand-Scoring Starter Kit
    9780749159191 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual, 50 Answer Sheets and 50 Worksheets


  • QOLI Hand-Scoring Re-order Kit
    9780749159207 Qualification Level B

    Includes 50 Answer Sheets and 50 Worksheets


  • QOLI HandBook - a practical guide for clients and coaches
    9780749159184 Qualification Level B


  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide (required)
    9780749159177 Qualification Level B


    Estimated to ship:More than 12 weeks
  • QOLI Q Local Profile Report (price per Report)
    9780749156343 Qualification Level A

    Please note: You will also need to purchase Q Local Software


  • QOLI Q-global Profile Administration/Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    63700 Qualification Level A



Publication date:
Age range:
Individuals 17 years and older
Reading Level:
6th grade
Qualification level:
Completion time:
Approx. 5 minutes (32 items with 3-point rating scale for importance, and 6-point rating scale for satisfaction)
Paper-and-pencil or computer administration
Scoring options:

Q-global Scoring & Reporting, Q Local Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software, Mail-in Scoring Service, and Manual Scoring

Report Options:

Profile Report and Progress Report


Late teen and adult

Tips on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

The QOLI positive psychology test is well-suited for planning, evaluating, and tracking medical and psychological treatment and patient progress in clinical settings.


  • Build motivation for treatment and yield a blueprint for a balanced, drug-free lifestyle in substance abuse/chemical dependency programs.
  • Measure assets, strengths, and problems in a non-pathological way in personal growth counseling and employee assistance programs.
  • Measure "successful aging" in gerontology settings.
  • Predict future job satisfaction and productivity in career counseling.
  • Measure treatment outcomes for a wide array of physical and psychological disorders in research and quality assurance programs.


The QOLI assessment can help laypeople, clients and professionals by its key features.

  • Evidence-based and empirically validated, according to Marty Seligman (2011, 2014).
  • Identifies "real life" issues to help clinicians develop relevant treatment plans and predict future health problems.
  • Provides a positive mental health picture that can help increase the likelihood of successful treatment outcomes.
  • Normative data based on 798 nonclinical adults sampled from 12 states from the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the West.




Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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Goals and Values

Overall Well-being


Sample Reports

Profile reports graphically present the overall quality of life score and a weighted satisfaction profile for the 16 areas of life that make up the overall score. Progress reports summarize the results of up to five administrations of the QOLI assessment. 




Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

Why should I use a nonpathologically oriented "happiness"assessment?

The QOLI assessment opens up a whole new area of assessment by broadening the criterion of "mental health" to include personal happiness and life satisfaction in addition to the absence of psychiatric symptoms. The QOLI assessment gives you a positive mental health instrument to augment other psychological assessments that focus on negative affect and symptoms.

The QOLI assessment can be used as a screening tool for mental health and physical problems. A low quality of life score is often a key symptom of psychological and physical disturbances and might also predict future health problems.

Addressing quality of life issues can also be crucial to the success of treatment. Some clients are discontent, even though their symptoms have remitted with treatment, because their quality of life has not improved. There is even some evidence that symptom reduction and improved functioning in everyday life cannot occur in psychotherapy unless the patient's quality of life is enhanced.

Finally, the QOLI assessment can help clinicians develop relevant treatment plans by focusing both client and therapist on "real world" aspects of life, like work situation, living arrangement, etc. These areas can often be changed more quickly than cognitive or psychodynamic factors can.

Can the QOLI assessment be used for outcomes measurement?

Yes, the QOLI Progress Report can be used for individual outcomes measurement for interventions alleviating either physical illness or psychological disorders.

Aggregate QOLI assessment data can be used to evaluate the outcomes of diverse therapies to determine which type works best for which patients to improve their quality of life.

The QOLI assessment can also help managed care providers objectivelydemonstrate that their services have improved a patient's quality of life. A 1992 Psychotherapy Finances article on managed care indicated that employers and payers will be tying income to providing effectiveness in three areas:

  1. work functioning
  2. use of medical benefits
  3. improved quality of life

What if an area of life is not important to the test taker?

Areas that are rated "Not Important" are not included in QOLI score calculations.


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