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 School Attitude Questionnaire

This measure is for childrenThis is a free measure

The School Attitude Questionnaire assesses students’ attitudes towards school for the domains of “Belongingness to School, School Image, Loneliness at School, Teaching, Testing and Feedback-Giving Activities, and Reluctance” (Seker, 2011, p.241). Each of the 22 items is a statement specifically related  to one of these domains. Responses are measured on a 5-point Likert scale from  strongly agree to  strongly disagree. The questionnaire’s reliability and validity were assessed using a sample of 362 elementary students from 11 to 13 years old.  Findings asserted that “there were significant correlations between students’ school attitude scores and related factors” (Seker, 2011, p.249). However, this study noted that The School Attitude Questionnaire “can be used widely and not just within the population tested in this study” (Seker, 2011, p.255). This questionnaire requires citing properly as well as  contacting the author for permission.

Pros for Schools

Cons for Schools

Specifically tested with elementary school students
Reliable and valid
General overview of students’ attitude with option to highlight specific school strengths:
“When the questionnaire items are analysed, it was possible to pinpoint situations in which school attitudes are positive” (Seker, 2011, p.254).

Effects of specific variables sometimes difficult to isolate: “The effect of variables, such as the school program and academic success, are not directly reflected in the questionnaire” (Seker, 2011, p.255).
Dimensions of students’ attitudes unevenly distributed: “The cognitive, affective and behavioural dimensions of attitude are not equally distributed throughout the questionnaire” (Seker, 2011, p.255).

Suggestions for Further Research

Åžeker, H. (2011). Developing a questionnaire on attitude towards school. Learning Environments Research, 14.