Student Perception of Wellbeing Questionnaire (SPWQ)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Student Perception of Wellbeing Questionnaire (SPWQ) measures adolescent well-being in three distinct areas: exercise, explanatory style, and conflict resolution.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Adolescents

Publication year for the most recent version

2015

Year originally developed

2009

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Student

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil

Number of items

24

Item format

Five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages

English

Fee for use Free and publicly available
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

No overall scores are reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three subscores:

  • Benefits of exercise
  • Explanatory style
  • Conflict resolution
Scoring procedures

The measure is self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Two samples of adolescents in years 6-9 in Australia (N=486).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) estimates ranged from 0.56 to 0.87 for the subscale scores (Taylor, 2015). Test-retest reliability (two week interval) ranged from 0.30 to 0.78 (Taylor, 2015).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Items were reviewed by an expert panel consisting of educational psychologists and professors of education (Taylor, 2015).
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Principal components analysis was used to support the three subscales (Taylor, 2015).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure tandfonline.com
References

Taylor, M. "The Student Perception of Wellbeing Questionnaire: Preliminary investigation into its psychometric properties," International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 62, 2015, pp. 99–115.

Notes

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.