IntroductionWhy Is Wellbeing Important in Schools?What is Wellbeing?Considerations: How Does Wellbeing Functions 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

The Workplace PERMA-Profiler

This measure is for adultsThis is a free measure

The Workplace PERMA-Profiler is designed to assess wellbeing according to Seligman’s PERMA model, which includes “Five core element[s] [related to] psychological well-being and happiness” (Pascha, date, page no.). These elements are positive emotions (feeling good), engagement (finding flow), relationships (authentic connections), meaning (purposeful existence), and achievement (sense of accomplishment). The survey also takes into account the importance of health and the frequency of negative emotions. Participants respond to 23 self-report questions on  a 10-point Likert scale from not at all to completely. To use this profiler without charge requires completion of a wellbeing measures registration form found at www.peggykern.org/questionaires.html.

Pros for Schools

Cons for Schools

23 questions
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Suggestions for Further Research

Pascha, M. (2018). The PERMA Model: Your scientific theory of happiness. Positive Psychology Program: Your One-Stop PP Resource!  https://edtechbooks.org/-nLV 

Kern, P. (n.d.). Questionnaires. Peggy's Website, www.peggykern.org/questionnaires.html.

Watanabe, K., Kawakami, N., Shiotani, T., Adachi, H., Matsumoto, K., Imamura, K., Matsumoto, K., Yamagami, F., Fusejimia, A., Muraoka, T., Kagami, T., Shimazu, A. & Kern, M. L. (2018). The Japanese Workplace PERMA-Profiler: A validation study among Japanese workers. Journal of occupational health, 60(5), 383–393. doi:10.1539/joh.2018-0050-OA