About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Physical being; Psychological being; Spiritual being; Physical belonging; Social belonging; Community belonging; Practical becoming; Leisure becoming; Growth becoming
Description A measure of QoL, where adolescents rate both the importance and satisfaction with various aspects of their life.
Example Learning about new things…how important is this to me in my life?/how satisfied am I with this part of my
Link http://sites.utoronto.ca/qol/publications.htm

Implementation details

No. of items 54
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 12-20
Cost single purchase $115
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .94
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 8-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Self-esteem, r= .56; Life satisfaction, r= .51; Social support, r= .51; Life chances, r= .45; Health, r= .30; Alcohol consumption, r= -.21 (measured by 10-item Life Chances Questionnaire and Information About Myself measure, Canada's Health Promotion
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Bradford, R., Rutherford, D. L., & John, A. (2002). Quality of life in young people: ratings and factor structure of the Quality of Life Profile-Adolescent Version. Journal of Adolescence, 25(3), 261-274. doi:10.1006/jado.2002.0469
Raphael, D., Rukholm, E., Brown, I., Hill-Bailey, P., & Donato, E. (1996). The Quality of Life Profile—Adolescent Version: background, description, and initial validation. Journal of Adolescent Health, 19(5), 366-375. doi:10.1016/s1054-139x(96)00080-8