The MAWASI® evolved out the initial work of Bonnie DenDooven’s search to help others with issues surrounding money and work. Utilizing theories in attachment, neuromarketing, and behavioral economics Ms. Dendooven had originally designed the test with 9 subscales. A factor analysis revealed 12 subscales. These 12 subscales represent the various ways (behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively) that money and/or work has affected an individual’s life. Moreover, they show how the individual has adapted his or her life to those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Source: IITAP/ Recovery Zone, Dr. Patrick Carnes