Werner Sattmann-Frese - LfSL Sustainability Questionnaire

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This questionnaire contains 26 questions relating to our ability to lead physio-emotionally, psychosocially, and environmentally sustainable lives. The questionnaire has a Likert scale format and can be used by sustainability educators and health professionals. Please acknowledge me as the originator when using the questionnaire. The PDF file can be downloaded from www.lfsl.info

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Werner Sattmann-Frese - LfSL Sustainability Questionnaire

  1. 1. Learning for Sustainability Living Werner Sattmann-Frese PhD Sustainability Questionnaire For more information on learning for sustainable living contact me on slse@bigpond.net.au or visit www.lfsl.com.au Version 4 - February 2014 You are welcome to use this questionnaire in your work for positive social and environmental change if you acknowledge its origin. No Psychosocial Sustainability Scale 1 Please rate your ability to identify and solve conflicts on a scale from 1 to 5. (Please circle the appropriate number, e.g. ). Please rate your ability to create leisure time and opportunities to be creative. Please rate your ability to maintain a balance between work life and private life. Please rate your ability to identify your needs and feelings and to express them in relationships. Please rate your ability to sense when you project destructive feelings onto other people. Please rate your ability to feel and maintain a nurturing connection with other people. Please rate your ability to understand the psychological dynamics in your family. Please rate your ability to live without having to resort to consuming goods and services to stabilise your self-esteem. 1 2 less 1 2 3 4 5 more 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  2. 2. No 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ms Physio-emotional Sustainability Please rate your ability to cope with life’s demands without the consumption of alcohol or other drugs. Please rate your ability to stay emotionally and physiologically balanced. Scale 1 2 3 4 5 less more 1 2 3 4 5 Please rate the amount to which you practice “self-regulation” by means of yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, body-psychotherapy, and the like. Please rate the extent to which you have a friendly and nurturing relationship with your body and to which you use its signals as a way of knowing about your needs and limitations. Please rate your ability to identify emotional and social factors that might be contributing to stress and illness. Please rate the extent to which you are able to experience a unity of body and mind, to which you feel what you think and think what you feel. Please rate your ability to generate and maintain energetic streamings and pulsations in your bodymind. (These sensations appear naturally when people have learned to become comfortable with deep breathing and strong emotional charge, and when they have softened their muscular tensions). Please rate your ability to define yourself through “just being”, i.e. through having a coherent sense of self without having to resort to social roles, status, or wealth. 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 No Environmental Sustainability Scale 17 Please rate the extent to which you avoid harming the environment in your daily life, e.g., through recycling your waste, using public transport if possible, and so on. Please rate the extent to which you feel that environmental destruction is a serious threat to our health and the health of future generations. Please rate the extent to which you regard the present level of consumption of goods as a threat to the natural environment. Please rate your ability to sense when you project destructive feelings onto the natural environment. Please rate the extent to which you believe that people have to change their consciousness in fundamental ways to avert an environmental catastrophe. Please rate your ability to identify environmental factors that might be contributing to stress and illness. Please rate your ability to create and maintain a felt sense of oneness with the creation, a state of being often also called person-planet unity, ecstasy or grace. Please rate the extent to which you regard the natural environment as a source of healing, inner peace, and inspiration. Please rate the extent to which you are actively involved in political and social actions to protect the natural environment. Please rate the extent to which you engage in “inner work” such as meditation to improve your personal sustainability and the sustainability of the world around you. 1 2 less 3 4 5 more 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

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