PERMA-Profiler: the Approbation of the Russian Version



Objective. Study aims to translate into Russian, to adapt and to validate a Russian version of PERMA-Profiler (Butler, Kern, 2016).Background. The topic of wellbeing and happiness gains attention in both academic publications and the business community. One of the key components for promoting wellbeing is providing a reliable measurement tool for its assessment.Study design. The translation, adaptation and validation process was subdivided into 3 stages. At the 1st stage English version of the PERMA-Profiler was translated into Russian. At the 2nd stage we assessed of the structural and convergent validity, reliability by the internal consistency of the items of the questionnaire. The main task of the 3rd stage of the study was to check the retest reliability of the PERMA-Profiler questionnaire by conducting a correlation analysis of the values of the questionnaire components obtained at the second and third stages.Participants. The main psychometric sample included 6229 participants aged between 18 and 62 years. All participants live in the Russian Federation.Method. The study used the questionnaires “Psychological Well-Being Scale” by K. Riff, “Well-being, Activity, Mood”, Subjective Feeling of Loneliness Scale by D. Russell, L. Peplo, M. Ferguson, “Life Satisfaction Scale” by E. Diner. Correlation analysis, confirmation factor analysis, analysis of scales by internal consistency and the half method were used for data processing and analysis cleavage.Results. The expected structure of the PERMA-Profiler questionnaire was confirmed. The scales of PERMA-Profiler had sufficient reliability and validity.Conclusions. PERMA-Profiler well-being questionnaire can be used for sociological, psychological and interdisciplinary studies of the psychological well-being of the individual.

General Information

Keywords: wellbeing, subjective wellbeing, happiness, flourishing, PERMA-Profiler, PERMA

Journal rubric: Methodological Tools

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Scientific Foundation (RSF), project number 22-28-20262.

Received: 07.06.2021


For citation: Isaeva O.M., Akimova A.Y., Volkova E.N. PERMA-Profiler: the Approbation of the Russian Version. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2022. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 116–133. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2022130308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)



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Oksana M. Isaeva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anna Y. Akimova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology, Lobachevsky University, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elena N. Volkova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Leading Researcher, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Professor of the Department of Psychology of Education and Prevention of Deviant Behavior, Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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