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

The Student Resilience Survey (SRS)

This measure is for childrenThis is a free measure

The Student Resilience Survey is recommended by the Child Outcomes Research Consortium, an organization in the United Kingdom dedicated to assessing wellbeing. This survey is part of a packet of various resources  available to gather information about the whole child, not just the child’s academic performance (Wellbeing Measurement Framework). Its 47 self-report questions, answered on a 5-point Likert scale, are appropriate for any child 7 years or older. 

This tool focuses on wellbeing and resilience across 12 subscales: “Communication and cooperation, self-esteem, empathy, problem solving, goals and aspirations, family connection, school connection, community connection, autonomy experience, pro-social peers, meaningful participation in community activity and peer support” (CORC).  A study involving 7,663 children across England recorded that “results supported the construct validity of the 10 factors of the scale and provided evidence for acceptable reliability of all the subscales” and that “correlations showed that all the student resilience subscales were negatively associated with mental health difficulties, global subjective distress and impact on health . . . [also that] family connection, self-esteem, problem solving and peer support were negatively associated with all the mental health outcomes” (Lereya et al., 2016). The SRS requires only a citation for use.

Pros for Schools

Cons for Schools

27 questions
Valid and reliable

Measures only wellbeing and resilience
Available only in English

Suggestions for Further Research

CORC. Wellbeing Measurement Framework.

Lereya, S. T., Humphrey, N., Patalay, P., Wolpert, M., Böhnke, J. R., Macdougall, A., & Deighton, J. (2016). The student resilience survey: psychometric validation and associations with mental health. Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, 10, 44.  

Sun, J., & Stewart, D. (2007). Development of population-based resilience measures in the primary school setting. Health Education, 7(6), 575-599.

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