About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Optimism, cheerfulness and relaxation; Satisfying interpersonal relationships; Positive functioning including clear thinking and competence
Description A positively worded, holistic measure of children's psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Example I think good things will happen in my life
Link https://www.ucl.ac.uk/evidence-based-practice-unit/docs/Mental_health_toolkit

Implementation details

No. of items 12
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 5
Age 8-15
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .82-.85
Test retest 1 week, r= .75
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity World Health Organization Wellbeing Index (WHO-5), r= .74; Dubois self-efficacy subscale, r= .69
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Liddle, I., & Carter, G. F. A. (2015). Emotional and psychological well-being in children: The development and validation of the Stirling Children’s Well-being Scale. Educational Psychology in Practice, 31(2), 174–185. doi:10.1080/02667363.2015.1008409