About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2
Subscales Natural factor; Non-natural factor
Description This instrument gathers responses about children's frequency and intensity of positive mood with a list of activities, events, objects, people and animals.
Example Being around sea animals
Link https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behaviour-change/article/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-positive-affect-schedule-for-youth-pas-y/719DD5EEE9445D410313FEB6D9F69B2B

Implementation details

No. of items 40
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-11
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .78-.85
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor solutio
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity All domains showed significant positive correlations with positive affect measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule-Youth Form (PANAS-Y), r= [.18,.62]; Relationships with the Negative Affect scale of the PANAS-Y were not significant.
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Bagot, K. L., & Gullone, E. (2003). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Positive Affect Schedule for Youth (PAS-Y). Behaviour Change, 20(2), 63-75. doi:10.1375/bech.