CoVitality Social Emotional Health Surveys (SEHS)

The CoVitality SEHS, partially funded by IES at the US Department of Education, aligns with national frameworks of social-emotional competencies, measuring student strengths. There are three forms for use in corresponding grade levels: primary, secondary, and higher education. 

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Self Management,
Social Awareness
Subdomain

Empathy, Optimism, Persistence, Self-Control, Zest, Gratitude, Self-Efficacy, Family Coherence, Peer Support, School Support

Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Other Language/s
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Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
16-36 items
Administration
Computer

Access and Use

Contact

Michael Furlong, PhD

mfurlong@ucsb.edu

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Allen, K-A., Furlong, M. J., Suldo, S., & Vella-Brodrick, D. (Eds.). (2021). Handbook of positive psychology in schools (3nd ed.). Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Hinton, T., Dowdy, E., Nylund-Gibson, K., Furlong, M. J., & Carter, D. (2020). Examining the Social Emotional Health Survey-Secondary for use with Latinx youth. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282920953236

Jones, C. N., You, S., & Furlong, M. J. (2013). A preliminary examination of covitality as integrated wellbeing in college students. Social Indicators Research, 111, 511–526. doi:10.1007/s11205-012-0017-9

Wilkins, B., Boman, P., & Mergler, A. (2015). Positive psychological strengths and school engagement in primary school children. Cogent Education, 2, 1–11. doi:10.1080/2331186X.2015.1095680

Zachariah, S., Boman, P., Mergler, A., & Furlong, M. J. (2015). Effect of self-deception on well-being and anxiety in university students. Cogent Psychology, 2, 1–17. doi:10.1080/23311908.2014.993850

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Psychometric References

Furlong, M. J., You, S., Shishim, M., & Dowdy, E. (2017). Development and validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey–Higher Education version. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 12, 343–367. doi:10.1007/s11482-016-9464-9

Furlong, M. J., Nylund-Gibson, K., Dowdy, E., Wagle, R., Hinton, T., & Carter, D. (2020). Modification and standardization of Social Emotional Health Survey-Secondary— 2020 edition. Santa Barbara, CA, University of California Santa Barbara, International Center for School Based Youth Development. https://www.covitalityucsb.info/sehs-measures/index.html

Renshaw, T. R. (2016). Technical adequacy of the Positive Experiences at School Scale with Adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33, 757–768. doi:10.1177/0734282915627920

Item Type
Likert