About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Physical well-being; Psychological well-being; Autonomy and parents; Peers and social support; School environment
Description A shorter multidimensional measure of subjective health and wellbeing derived from KIDSCREEN 52.
Example Thinking about the last week… have you felt fit and well?
Link http://www.kidscreen.org/english/questionnaires/kidscreen-27-short-version/

Implementation details

No. of items 27
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-18
Cost single purchase 50 euros
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .78-.84
Test retest 2 weeks, ICC= [.61,.74]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor solutio
CFA 5-factor model
Chi-square(314)= 3017.1
Criterion validity KIDSCREEN-52, r= [.63,.96]
Construct validity Somatic complaints, r= [-.52,-38]
Concurrent validity KIDSCREEN-27 physical wellbeing subscale correlated with Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) physical functioning subscale, r= .44; KIDSCREEN-27 psychological wellbeing subscale correlated with PedsQL emotional functioning subscale, r= .54, social functioning subscale, r= .44 and Child Health and Illness Profile satisfaction subscale, r= .62 and Youth Quality of Life Instrument perceptual subscale, r= .62; KIDSCREEN-27 Peers and social support subscale correlated with PedsQL social functioning subscale, r= .36
Predictive validity Significant group differences: Healthy/ill KIDSCREEN-27 physical wellbeing subscale and Children with Special Health Care Needs Screeners , d= .44; Healthy/mental health problems on Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, d= [.42,.68]
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Ravens-Sieberer, U., Auquier, P., Erhart, M., Gosch, A., Rajmil, L., … Bruil, J. (2007). The KIDSCREEN-27 quality of life measure for children and adolescents: psychometric results from a cross-cultural survey in 13 European countries. Quality of Life Research, 16(8), 1347-1356. doi:10.1007/s11136-007-9240-2
Robitail, S., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Simeoni, M.-C., Rajmil, L., Bruil, J., … Power, M. (2007). Testing the structural and cross-cultural validity of the KIDSCREEN-27 quality of life questionnaire. Quality of Life Research, 16(8), 1335-1345. doi:10.1007/s11136-007-9241-1