Psychometric Validation of the PERMA-Profiler as a Well-Being Measure for Young Adult Survivors of Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumor

Teresa Ann Grenawalt, Emre Umucu, Antonio Reyes, Andrea Baylin, David R. Strauser, Timothy N. Tansey, Stacia Wagner

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This study aims to validate a measure of well-being, the PERMA-Profiler, among a sample of young adult survivors of pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumor. Measurement structure of the PERMA-Profiler was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis using pretest–posttest data. Reliability and concurrent validity of the PERMA-Profiler were examined. This study included 127 young adult survivors of pediatric CNS tumor between the ages of 18 and 30 (M = 23.83, SD = 3.00) years. The results of factor analyses yielded a single-factor solution for well-being. Significant relationships between well-being and happiness, life satisfaction, perceived stress, and physical health were observed, providing support for the concurrent validity of the PERMA-Profiler. The PERMA-Profiler displayed good internal consistency and test–retest reliability. The PERMA-Profiler can help rehabilitation researchers and counselors better evaluate well-being in young adult survivors of pediatric CNS tumor, which provides opportunity for more targeted psychosocial interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-265
Number of pages11
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2022


  • cancer rehabilitation
  • childhood brain tumor
  • pediatric CNS tumor
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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