The Wellbeing Assessment evaluates both (a) whether students are well and (b) whether they have the skills, resources, and conditions they need to be well. Outcomes are the indicators of (a) whether students are well; they are the green circle in the diagram below. Pathways are (b) the necessary skills, resources, and conditions students need to be well; they are the blue box in the diagram below.
Pathways include both resources and conditions outside the individual (e.g., money, social support, culture) and within the person (e.g., values, beliefs, knowledge bases, emotional reactions, and social and behavioral skills).
The Wellbeing Assessment focuses on pathways that can be key targets for university wellbeing programs. They include skills, resources, and conditions within the person as well as those environmental inputs that are directly relevant to the university campus setting.