• Assessing Wellbeing in Schools
  • Introduction
  • A Measure Suited for Your School
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing at School
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work
  • Measures of Cultural Wellbeing
  • Other Resources
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  • Mental Health Continuum Short and Long Form (MHC-SF)

    This measure is for adultsThis is a free measure

    This instrument measures emotional, social, and psychological wellbeing via 14 items that participants respond to on a 6-point Likert scale from never to every day. Items are summed for a total score out of 70, with higher scores indicating greater wellbeing. It is available in French, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish, with more translations coming as researchers continue to translate it for their use. It has been used in hundreds of studies over the two decades since its creation. There is also a longer form with 40 items.

    Pros for Schools

    Cons for Schools

    Multiple translations available
    Although used primarily with adults, also useful for 12-18-year-olds
    Extensive overview of wellbeing for = relatively few items
    Long and short forms available


    Suggestions for Further Research

    Keyes, C. L. M. (2009). Atlanta: Brief description of the Mental Health Continuum short form (MHC-SF). https://edtechbooks.org/-gEPU 

    Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. Mental Health Continuum Short Form. https://edtechbooks.org/-DqM.

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    Access it online or download it at https://edtechbooks.org/wellbeing/MHC_SF.