About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Friend; Mentor; Community
Description The Relational Health Indices for Youth (RHI-Y) is an instrument for studying growth-fostering relationships among early and mid-adolescents. This measure adapts the original adult RHI instrument for a younger population.
Example I feel like I belong in this group
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Belle_Liang/publication/247787778_The_Relational_Health_Indices_for_Youth_An_Examination_of_Reliability_and_Validity_Aspects/links/573e99ee08aea45ee842ef6e.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 42
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-15
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .82-.87
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 3 separate CFAs
Friend scale fit: Chi-square= 18.09, df = 7, p > .05
CFI = .93
RMSEA = .09
Mentor fit: Chi-square = 8.11, df = 8, p > .05
CFI =.99
RMSEA= .01
Community fit: Chi-square= 20.34, df = 7, p < .05
CFI = .90
RMSEA = .10
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity The patterns of correlations between the Relational Health Indices for Youth domains and adjustment measures (Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSSUP), Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale, Childhood Depression Inventory (CDI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Identification with school scale), contribute evidence of external validity.
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Liang B. Tracy A. Kenny M. Brogan D. Gatha R. 2009. The Relational Health Indices for Youth: An examination of reliability and validity aspects. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42(4), 255-274. doi:10.1177/0748175609354596