Contentment with Life Assessment Scale (CLAS)
This scale assesses wellbeing through measuring contentment and fulfillment, along with the self-discrepancies individuals feel towards their life. It is a brief 5-item survey with responses on a 7-point scale. Appropriate for anyone, it requires only a citation for use. Test reliability can be found in Lavallee et al. (2007).
Pros for Schools
Cons for Schools
Possibly too short for a robust understanding (5-items)
Suggestions for Further Research
Lavallee, L. F., Hatch, P. M., Michalos, A. C., & McKinley, T. (2007). Development of the contentment with life assessment scale (CLAS): Using daily life experiences to verify levels of self-reported life satisfaction. Social Indicators Research, 83, 201-244.
MIDSS. Contentment with Life Assessment Scale (CLAS). Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences. www.midss.org/content/contentment-life-assessment-scale-clas
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