ERIC Number: EJ919977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
The Subjective Wellbeing of High-School Students: Validating the Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children
Tomyn, Adrian J.; Cummins, Robert A.
Social Indicators Research, v101 n3 p405-418 May 2011
The Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children (PWI-SC) is designed as a parallel form of the adult PWI-A, to measure subjective wellbeing. This study examines the psychometric properties of the PWI-SC. Data from 351 students, aged between 12 and 20 years, were collected by two independent studies over the years 2005-2006. Using the combined data, the results indicate good psychometric properties for the PWI-SC. It is also found that females have higher SWB but that both genders show an age-related decline in SWB from early to mid adolescence. Notably, School satisfaction meets the criteria for a new domain for the PWI-SC and should be considered for inclusion in a future revision of the scale. The use of the PWI-SC in schools can provide important information for the development of educational policy.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Educational Policy, High School Students, Test Validity, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Social Indicators, Measurement, Sociometric Techniques, Well Being, Adolescent Attitudes, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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