Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ)

The Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ) is a 16-item self-report behavior rating scale for measuring youths' school-specific wellbeing. The SSWQ is comprised of four subscales: (1) Joy of Learning, (2) School Connectedness, (3) Educational Purpose, and (4) Academic Efficacy. Subscale scores can be used as standalone wellbeing indicators or summed to create a Overall Student Wellbeing composite scale. The SSWQ was developed with a sample of 6-8th graders, and a college version is also available.

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Relationship Skills
Subdomain

Connectedness, Self Efficacy, Joy of Learning, Purpose

Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
5 minutes
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

Tyler L. Renshaw

tyler.renshaw@usu.edu

 

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Arslan, G., & Coşkun, M. (2020). Student subjective wellbeing, school functioning, and psychological adjustment in high school adolescents: A latent variable analysis. Journal of Positive School Psychology4(2), 153-164. https://doi.org/10.47602/jpsp.v4i2.231

Arslan, G., & Renshaw, T. L. (2018). Student subjective wellbeing as a predictor of adolescent problem behaviors: A comparison of first-order and second-order factor effects. Child Indicators Research, 11(2), 507-521. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9444-0

Kaplan, Y. (2017). School–specific subjective wellbeing and emotional problems among high school adolescents. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 1(1), 1-9. https://www.journalppw.com/index.php/JPPW/article/view/1

Renshaw, T. L. (2015). A replication of the technical adequacy of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(8), 757-768. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282915580885

Renshaw, T. L., & Chenier, J. S. (2019). Screening for student subjective well-being: An analog evaluation of broad and targeted models. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 37(6), 803-809. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282918795797

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

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

Renshaw, T. L. (2015). A replication of the technical adequacy of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(8), 757-768. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282915580885

Renshaw, T. L., & Bolognino, S. J. (2016). The College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire: A brief, multidimensional measure of undergraduate’s covitality. Journal of Happiness Studies17(2), 463-484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9606-4

Renshaw, T. L., & Chenier, J. S. (2018). Further validation of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire: Comparing first-order and second-order factor effects on actual school outcomes. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(4), 392-397. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916678494

Renshaw, T. L., Long, A. C., & Cook, C. R. (2015). Assessing adolescents’ positive psychological functioning at school: Development and validation of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire. School Psychology Quarterly, 30(4), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000088

Item Type
Likert