About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Emotional difficulties; Behavioural difficulties
Description A brief-self report measure of children's mental health and wellbeing.
Example I feel lonely
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0734282912465570

Implementation details

No. of items 16
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-12
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .72-.80
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor oblique
CFA 2-factor correlated model
CFI = .93
TLI= .92
RMSEA= .06
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Academic achievement, r= [-.19,-.12]; Special Educational Needs, r= [.09,.17]; Deprivation, r= [.03,.13]
Concurrent validity Similar self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Subscales, r= .70; Similar parent-report SDQ subscales, r= [.29,.33]
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Deighton, J., Tymms, P., Vostanis, P., Belsky, J., Fonagy, P., Brown, A., & Wolpert, M. (2013). The development of a school-based measure of child mental health. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 31(3), 247-257. doi:10.1177/0734282912465570