CoverIntroductionWhy Is Wellbeing Important in Schools?What is Wellbeing?Considerations: How Does Wellbeing Function in LifeA Measure Suited for Your SchoolEthical ConsiderationsNecessary PermissionImplementationApplication of DataMeasures of Child Wellbeing Gratitude MeasuresWarwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS)Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children (PANAS-C)EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-beingSix Seconds Youth Version (SEI-YV)Measures of Child Wellbeing at SchoolChildren’s Hope ScaleMultidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS)Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (SLSS)The Stirling Children's Well-being Scale (SCWBS)Me and My Feelings (M&MF)Me and My School Questionnaire (M&MS)Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ)The Psychological Sense of School Membership (PSSM) (Adapted)Social Emotional Health Survey-Primary (SEHS-P)The School Attitude QuestionnaireThe PedsQL Measurement Model Social Emotional Health Survey-Secondary (SEHS-S)The Student Resilience Survey (SRS)Holistic Student Assessment (HSA)Flourishing at School Survey (FAS)Measures of Adult WellbeingSubjective Happiness Scale (SHS)The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWL)Contentment with Life Assessment Scale (CLAS)Flourishing Scale (FS)The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ)Comprehensive and Brief Inventory of Thriving (CIT & BIT)Mental Health Continuum Short and Long Form (MHC-SF)Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)The PERMA ProfilerMeasures of Adult Wellbeing at WorkTeacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ)Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS)The Workplace PERMA-ProfilerJob Satisfaction Survey (JSS)The Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Questionnaire The PERMAH Workplace Survey Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ)Maslach Burnout Inventory: Educator's Survey (MBI-ES)Measures of Cultural WellbeingSchool Culture Triage SurveyMy Class Inventory-Short Form (MCI-SF)School-Level Environment Questionnaires (SLEQ)The Omnibus T-ScaleMy Class Inventory-Short Form for Teachers (TMCI-SF)Individualised Classroom Environment Questionnaire (ICEQ)ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLES)Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)Classroom Environment ScaleOther Resources
Assessing Wellbeing in Schools

Flourishing at School Survey (FAS)

This measure is for childrenThis is a priced measure

This survey is a cloud-based software system, part of a full set of resources published by Flourishing at School. The FAS defines flourishing by domains similar to the common Perma construct: which includes positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaningfulness, and accomplishment, as well as physical health measures like exercise, sleep, and nutrition.


The newly released 2.0 version, which is integrated with VIA character strengths, contains 62 multiple-choice questions and can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. Results are compared to a large normative sample. A student and staff module can allow greater continuity between populations. The validity of this assessment was established “in collaboration with researchers from Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) in two studies comprising a total of 15 Australian secondary schools and more than 7,500 students” (Assessment Manual). The $2,500 base rate includes 50 faculty accounts; $50 is charged for each additional account and $5 for every student account. This annual subscription “allows for the unlimited use of the included surveys (VIA and Flourish for Students, plus VIA, Flourish and Work Design surveys for faculty)” (J. Schie, personal communication, November 5, 2019). The results are interpreted and returned as a dynamic dashboard (see example below).


Pros for Schools

Cons for Schools

Valid and reliable
Student and staff modules
Tested with over 7,500 students across 15 Australian schools
Interprets results as an online school summary report

Approximate $2500 base rate (50 faculty accounts), $5 per student, and $50 for every additional faculty account

The visuals included in this section are included with permission from Flourishing at School by Jason van Schie. Refer to for more resources relating to this measure.

Suggestions for Further Research

Flourishing at School. Assessment Manual.


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