CoverIntroductionWhy Is Wellbeing Important in Schools?What is Wellbeing?Considerations: How Does Wellbeing Function in LifeA Measure Suited for Your SchoolEthical ConsiderationsNecessary PermissionImplementationApplication of DataMeasures of Child Wellbeing Gratitude MeasuresWarwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS)Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children (PANAS-C)EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-beingSix Seconds Youth Version (SEI-YV)Measures of Child Wellbeing at SchoolChildren’s Hope ScaleMultidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS)Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (SLSS)The Stirling Children's Well-being Scale (SCWBS)Me and My Feelings (M&MF)Me and My School Questionnaire (M&MS)Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ)The Psychological Sense of School Membership (PSSM) (Adapted)Social Emotional Health Survey-Primary (SEHS-P)The School Attitude QuestionnaireThe PedsQL Measurement Model Social Emotional Health Survey-Secondary (SEHS-S)The Student Resilience Survey (SRS)Holistic Student Assessment (HSA)Flourishing at School Survey (FAS)Measures of Adult WellbeingSubjective Happiness Scale (SHS)The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWL)Contentment with Life Assessment Scale (CLAS)Flourishing Scale (FS)The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ)Comprehensive and Brief Inventory of Thriving (CIT & BIT)Mental Health Continuum Short and Long Form (MHC-SF)Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)The PERMA ProfilerMeasures of Adult Wellbeing at WorkTeacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ)Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS)The Workplace PERMA-ProfilerJob Satisfaction Survey (JSS)The Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Questionnaire The PERMAH Workplace Survey Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ)Maslach Burnout Inventory: Educator's Survey (MBI-ES)Measures of Cultural WellbeingSchool Culture Triage SurveyMy Class Inventory-Short Form (MCI-SF)School-Level Environment Questionnaires (SLEQ)The Omnibus T-ScaleMy Class Inventory-Short Form for Teachers (TMCI-SF)Individualised Classroom Environment Questionnaire (ICEQ)ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLES)Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)Classroom Environment ScaleOther Resources

Measures of Adult Wellbeing

Tools to Measure the General Wellbeing of Adults

Measures are listed from short to long (based on the shortest form) in terms of length of Administration, and each title is hyperlinked to a corresponding section with more information. All measures are reliable and valid and intended for adults.

Free Measures of Adult Wellbeing in a General Setting

These measures are for adultsThese are free measures

Name of Measure




Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS)

4 items


Only 10% related to life circumstances
Currently under review

The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWL)

5 items

Available in multiple languages
Comparable to national norms to contextualize wellbeing scores

Possibly too short for robust understanding of individual wellbeing (5-items)

Contentment with Life Assessment Scale (CLAS)

5 items

Comparatively in-depth focus of life satisfaction: contentment, fulfillment, and self-discrepancies

Possibly too short for robust understanding (5-items)
Less widely tested than other measures

Flourishing Scale (FS)

8 items

Translations are available

Possibly too short for robust understanding (8-items)

The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ)

8 items

29 items

Both long and short versions
Widely used


Comprehensive and Brief Inventory of Thriving (CIT & BIT)

10 items

54 items

Both long and short versions
Covers multiple domains
Translations available


Mental Health Continuum Short and Long Form (MHC-SF)

14 items

40 items

Multiple translations available
Used mostly with adults but can be used with 12-18-year-olds
Extensive overview with relatively few items


Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

20 items

Has partner scale for children (see PANAS-C)
Multiple translations available (French, German, Swedish)


The PERMA Profiler

23 items

General overview of wellbeing
Widely used


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