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
Assessing Wellbeing in Schools

The PERMAH Workplace Survey

This measure is for adultsThis is a priced measure

Kern and McQuaid created an online version of the Workplace PERMA-Profiler called The PERMAH Workplace Survey. It measures positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment, and health, along with questions relating to self-determination theory. It takes 2-3 minutes to complete and is available in Arabic and English, with more translations to be completed. This version requires the purchase of a 3, 6, or 12 month license costing $497, $797, or $997 respectively. A license may be used as often and by as many people as desired throughout its duration. An expired license can be renewed or the licensee’s data can be de-identifed . . .  as a .csv file” (The Wellbeing Lab). After the license expires, the organization’s employees can continue to monitor their personal wellbeing with this tool at no cost. With the purchase of any license, scores will be delivered in real time through an online dashboard, which includes “the number of individuals surveyed, aggregate scores for teams and the overall organization and downloadable reports” (R.Caradine, personal communication, November 12, 2019). All responses are anonymous, and the data are de-identified. This survey has been used with more than 13,000 teachers

Pros for Schools

Cons for Schools

Scores returned in real time through an online dashboard
Widely used
Comprehensive view of wellbeing
Availability for individuals to continue to monitor personal wellbeing after license expiration


Suggestions for Further Research

The Wellbeing Lab. (n.d.). Organization version. PERMAH Survey.


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