Wellbeing Literacy: A Capability Model for Wellbeing Science and Practice
2. The Role of Language, Literacy and Context in Wellbeing Literacy
- All people are capable of acquiring literacy.
- Literacy is a human right and is a fundamental part of the human experience.
- Literacy is not a trait that resides solely in the individual person. It requires and creates a connection (relationship) with others.
- Literacy includes communication, contact and the expectation that interaction is possible for all individuals; literacy has the potential to lead to empowerment.
- Literacy is the collective responsibility of every individual in the community; that is, to develop meaning making with all human modes of communication to transmit and receive information.
3. What Is Wellbeing Literacy?
4. Wellbeing Literacy as a Capability
5. Contexts for Wellbeing Literacy
5.1. Wellbeing Literacy and the Workplace
5.2. Wellbeing Literacy and Families
6. Directions for Future Research
- How does wellbeing literacy relate to wellbeing now and over time?
- How do we increase wellbeing literacy ?
- Is wellbeing literacy a reactive approach, remedial approach, or a preventative approach, or a combination of these?
- What are the limits of wellbeing literacy?
- Is wellbeing literacy a mediator and/or moderator of wellbeing interventions .
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|1. Vocabulary and knowledge about wellbeing.||Words and basic facts about wellbeing (i.e., content that is signified).|
|2. Comprehension of multimodal text related to wellbeing.||Reading, listening, viewing about and for wellbeing.|
|3. Composition of multimodal text related to wellbeing.||Writing, speaking, creating about and for wellbeing.|
|4. Context awareness and adaptability.||Awareness of differences across contexts and adaptive use of language to fit the relevant context.|
|5. Intentionality for wellbeing.||Habit of intentionally using language to maintain or improve wellbeing of self or others. Includes ethical considerations.|
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Oades, L.G.; Jarden, A.; Hou, H.; Ozturk, C.; Williams, P.; R. Slemp, G.; Huang, L. Wellbeing Literacy: A Capability Model for Wellbeing Science and Practice. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 719. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020719
Oades LG, Jarden A, Hou H, Ozturk C, Williams P, R. Slemp G, Huang L. Wellbeing Literacy: A Capability Model for Wellbeing Science and Practice. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(2):719. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020719Chicago/Turabian Style
Oades, Lindsay G., Aaron Jarden, Hanchao Hou, Corina Ozturk, Paige Williams, Gavin R. Slemp, and Lanxi Huang. 2021. "Wellbeing Literacy: A Capability Model for Wellbeing Science and Practice" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 2: 719. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020719