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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  • QOLI Q-global Starter Kit
    63702 Qualification Level A

    Includes Manual (Print), 25 Answer Sheets with test items (Print), and 25 report usages (Digital)


  • QOLI Handscore Complete Kit (Print)
    02108 Qualification Level A

    Includes Manual (Print), 50 Answer Sheets (Print) and 50 Worksheets (Print)


  • QOLI Handscore Forms Bundle Qty 50 (Print)
    02109 Qualification Level A

    Includes 50 Answer Sheets (Print) and 50 Worksheets (Print)


  • QOLI Mail-in Starter Kit with Profile Reports and Manual
    02112 Qualification Level A

    Includes QOLI manual and answer sheets with test items: all the materials necessary to conduct 10 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.


  • QOLI Mail-in Starter Kit with Profile Reports and Handbook
    02111 Qualification Level A

    Includes QOLI handbook and answer sheets with test items: all the materials necessary to conduct 5 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.


  • QOLI Q-global Manual and Treatment Guide (Digital)
    64070 Qualification Level A


  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide (Print)
    02100 Qualification Level A


  • QOLI Handbook (Print)
    51639 Qualification Level A


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


  • QOLI Q Local Profile Administration/Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    51521 Qualification Level A


    Report administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • QOLI Mail-In Profile Administration/Report Qty 1
    51638 Qualification Level A

    Includes Answer Sheet (Print) with test items and report processed by Pearson's scoring department


  • QOLI Q Answer Sheets Qty 25 (Print)
    51520 Qualification Level A

    For use with Q Local or Q-global systems


    1-4 $31.70
    5-24 $30.10
    25-49 $29.20
    50+ $28.40
    Savings are estimated
  • Satisfaction Problems (Pkg 25)
    51519 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

Q-gVP available with this assessment

Q-global Video Proctoring (Q-gVP)

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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.



The following training events are available for Quality of Life Inventory.


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