College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire

Given that the CSSWQ was developed for use as a population-based screening instrument for assessing, responding to, and monitoring the positive dimension of college students’ mental health (cf. Dowdy et al. 2010), it was intentionally designed as a brief measure of cumulative subjective wellbeing. As such, only one or two relevant indicators were selected to represent each wellbeing domain, resulting in a measurement model consisting of five college-grounded positive psychology traits: college gratitude (emotional domain), academic self-efficacy and academic satisfaction (cognitive domain), school connectedness (social domain), and academic grit (behavioral domain)

Content

Topics
Self Awareness
Skills
Wellbeing
Subskills

College gratitude, academic self-efficacy, academic satisfaction, school connectedness, academic grit

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
16 items
Price

Free

Training
Not indicated
Qualifications
Not indicated
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper
Professional
Non-Professional

Access and Use

Contact

Utah State University
Associate Professor - Director of the School Psychology Program
Email: tyler.renshaw@usu.edu

Open Access
Yes

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric Citations

Renshaw, T. L. (2018). Psychometrics of the Revised College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 33(2), 136–149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0829573516678704

Zhang, D.C., Renshaw, T.L. Personality and College Student Subjective Wellbeing: A Domain-Specific Approach. J Happiness Stud 21, 997–1014 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00116-8