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

Measures of Child Wellbeing

Tools to Measure the General Wellbeing of Children & Adolescents

Measures are listed from short to long in length of administration (based on the shortest form). Each title is hyperlinked to a corresponding section with more information. All measures are reliable and valid.

Free Measures of Child Wellbeing in a General Setting

These measures are for childrenThese are free measures

Name of Measure

Intended Participants




Gratitude Measures


3 items

6 items

16 or 44 items

-Chrono-perspective of wellbeing from combining gratitude with life satisfaction and hope 

-No single valid and reliable gratitude measure; combination with life satisfaction required

Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS)

Youth 13 yrs+ and adults

7 items/ 14 items

-available in over 25 languages

-widely used in UK, Iceland, Spain

-Requires registration

Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children (PANAS-C)


10 items/20 items

-Includes shortened 10-item version

-Assesses only positive and negative emotions

EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-being


20 items

-Specifically adapted from Seligman’s PERMA model for youth

-Freely available, requiring registration

-Available in Chinese, German, Spanish, and Turkish


Priced Measures of Child Wellbeing in a General Setting

These measures are for childrenThese are priced measures

Name of Measure

Intended Participants




Six Seconds Youth Version (SEI-YV)

2nd-12th graders

99 items/ 15-20 minutes

-Available in multiple languages 

-Scoring is done by developer with validated norms

-Recommended by CASEL

-provides a general overview of 37 social/emotional skills

-Costs $5 per student plus certification/ course fees

-Long: 99 items and 4 short answer questions



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