About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Positive affect (PA); Negative affect (NA)
Description A measure of mood originally developed for adults but validated with groups of adolescents.
Example Indicate the extent to which you feel… interested
Link http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123745170/Chapter%203/Chapter_3_Worksheet_3.1.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 13-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .84-.85
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Self-esteem correlated with Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) positive affect subscale, r= .47 and negative affect subscale, r= -.43; Locus of control correlated with PANAS positive affect subscale, r= -.32; Social desirability correlated with PANAS positive affect subscale, r= -.19
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Huebner, E. S., & Dew, T. (1995). Preliminary validation of the positive and negative affect schedule with adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 13(3), 286-293. doi:10.1177/073428299501300307