This scale is meant to be used as a self-reporting tool to assess the impacts of positive youth development programs. These programs are meant to provide opportunities for youth to increase their skills, abilities, and interests in positive activities. This scale was created for both domestic and international use. This scale was based on the PYDI (Arnold et al) but adjusted with items removed and a construct to measure happiness added.
Access and Use
Items available in Table 8. https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1178&context=jsc
Michael Sieng, Arizona State University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sieng, M., Cloutier, S., & Irimata, K. (2018). Positive Youth Development Sustainability Scale (PYDSS): The development of an assessment tool. Journal of Social Change, 10(1), 81-97. https://doi.org/10.5590/JOSC.2018.10.1.07