About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales SEHS-P: Gratitude; Optimism; Zest; PersistenceSEHS-S: Belief-in-self; Belief-in-others; Emotional competence; Engaged living
Description The SEHS-P was developed to measure a new construct, student covitality—conceptualized as the synergistic experience of well-being that results from the interactions of multiple school-grounded positive traits in youth. It is a developmentally-appropriate assessment with subscales measuring four school-anchored positive-psychological traits that are linked with youth well-being and school engagement.
Example I am lucky to go to my school
Link http://www.michaelfurlong.info/research/scoring_sehs_combined_sep_3.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .71-.89
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
Chi-square(100)= 462.41
p < .05
Chi-square(50)= 401.16
p <.05
CFI = 0.92
SRMR = 0.05
RMSEA = 0.07
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity SEHS-P: r= [.64,.65] between composite score of SEHS-P (CoVi factor) and Prosocial Behavior Scale of Psychological Sense of School Membership scale (PSSM), r= [.48, .55] with the PSSM acceptance subscale, and r= [.39, .59] with caring relationships subscales.
SEHS-S: A CoVi main effect existed for perceptions of school safety, F (3, 4070) = 191.07, p< .0001, R2 = 0.123, with students in the very high CoVi group having the highest self-reported perceptions of schools
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References SEHS-P: Furlong, M. J., You, S., Renshaw, T. L., O’Malley, M. D., & Rebelez, J. (2013). Preliminary development of the Positive Experiences at School Scale for elementary school children. Child Indicators Research, 6(4), 753–775. doi:10.1007/s12187-013-9193-7
SEHS-S: Furlong, M. J., You, S., Renshaw, T. L., Smith, D. C., & O’Malley, M. D. (2014). Preliminary development and validation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey for secondary students. Social Indicators Research, 117(3), 1011–1032. doi: 0.1007/s11205-013-0373-0