• 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
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  • The PedsQL Measurement Model

    This measure is for childrenThis is a free measure

    The PedsQL assesses wellbeing from a clinical perspective across four domains: physical, emotional, social, and school functioning. It includes a model for children Ages 2 to 18 and a separate parent proxy report. It is reliable and valid, and it is responsive to clinical changes over time. It contains 23 items rated on a 0-4 Likert scale by the frequency each statement accurately describes the child’s life. The PedsQL can be completed in about 4 minutes. It has been previously used in a sleep and wellbeing intervention for elementary students (Quach, 2011). This questionnaire has been translated into multiple languages, including broadcast Spanish. It is free for non-academic use, which would probably include most school leaders (ePROVIDE, 2019).

    Pros for Schools

    Cons for Schools

    Proxy report option
    Valid and reliable
    Appropriate for Ages 2-18
    Available in multiple languages
    Short (23 items/4 items)
    No cost

    Some translations lack ”full linguistic validation process” (ePROVIDE, 2019)

    Suggestions for Further Research

    ePROVIDE. (2019, October). Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™). https://edtechbooks.org/-Dke

    Quach, J., Hiscock, H., Ukoumunne, O.C., Wake, M. (2011). A brief sleep intervention improves outcomes in the school entry year: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/4/692. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0409 

    Varni, J.W.  (1998-2020). About the model. PedsQL TM (Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory TM www.pedsql.org/about_pedsql.html  

    Varni, J.W. (1998-2020). Limited use license. PedsQL TM (Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory TM., www.pedsql.org/pedsql12.html

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