About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Perceived self; Preferred self; Quality of life
Description The GCQ measures the quality of life in children in the general population as well as with children who have specific health or social difficulties.
Example Tick the boy most like you
Link http://www.hogrefe.co.uk/generic-children-s-quality-of-life-measure-gcq.html

Implementation details

No. of items 25
Format Nominal
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 6-14
Cost single purchase -
Cost per child £3.20

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .74-.84
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Life satisfaction, r= .50
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Collier, J., MacKinlay, D., & Phillips, D. (2000). Norm values for the Generic Children's Quality of Life Measure (GCQ) from a large school-based sample. Quality of Life Research, 9(6), 617-623. doi:10.1023/a:1008915700210