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ERIC Number: EJ771984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
The Development of a Happiness Measure for Schoolchildren
Ivens, John
Educational Psychology in Practice, v23 n3 p221-239 Sep 2007
Happiness, or subjective well-being, the self-evaluation of how happy or unhappy a person is, has been studied amongst adults using a variety of self-report methods. However, there has been relatively little related work with children. A psychometrically valid and reliable SWB measure for schoolchildren aged 8- to 15-years-old, the School Children's Happiness Inventory (SCHI), was piloted and developed against existing measures of self-esteem, affect and depression (n = 71). Predictive validity (n = 771) was assessed using a measure of being bullied, sharing the same context (school) and time scale (the previous week). The School Children's Happiness Inventory (SCHI) may be especially useful in assessing the effect of school-based interventions and influences on schoolchildren's well-being. SCHI Measure, Instructions and Norms are appended. (Contains 7 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom