• Assessing Wellbeing in Schools
  • Introduction
  • A Measure Suited for Your School
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing at School
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work
  • Measures of Cultural Wellbeing
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  • EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-being

    This measure is for childrenThis is a free measure

    The EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-being follows the EPOCH definition of wellbeing as an amalgam of five: engagement, perseverance, optimism, connectedness, and happiness. Students complete this 20-item survey by responding on a 5-point Likert scale to statements such as “I feel happy . . . In uncertain times, I expect the best . . . I am a hard worker” (Kern). This measurement has been tested with adolescents of different socioeconomic situations across Australia and the United States, including juvenile offenders, students, and patients in hospitals. It requires a citation for any publication, and completion of a registration form on Kern’s website (linked below) for use.

    Pros for Schools

    Cons for Schools

    20 questions
    Valid and reliable
    Tested across different socioeconomic conditions
    Available in Chinese, German, Spanish, and Turkish

    No online programs to assist in administering or scoring

    Suggestions for Further Research

    Kern, P. (n.d.). Questionnaires. www.peggykern.org/questionnaires.html 

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    Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/wellbeing/EPOCH.