About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Material wellbeing; Health; Productivity; Intimacy; Safety; Place in community; Emotional wellbeing
Description A measure of subjective and objective quality of life across 7 domains which is weighted by the importance placed on each domain by the individual.
Example How often do you sleep well?
Link http://www.acqol.com.au/instruments/comqol-scale/
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

No. of items 46
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .76-.81
Test retest 1 week, r= .83
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale, r= [-.47,-.15]; Fear Survey Schedule for Children- II, r= [-.28,-.13]; Life Attitude Profile- Revised personal meaning subscale, r= .61, existential meaning subscale, r= -.48 and choice and responsibleness subscale, r= .45
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Cummins, R. A. (1997). Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale- School Version (Grades 7-12) FIFTH EDITION (ComQol-S5). Melbourne: School of Psychology Deakin University. Retrieved from http://www.acqol.com.au/instruments/comqol-scale/comqol-s5.pdf