Scales for Children and Teenagers
About Scales for Children and Teenagers
The Satisfaction with Life Scale for Children
(SWLS-C, ages 10 and above)
The SWLS (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) was adapted for children (ages 10 and above) by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and her research team at the University of British Columbia.The SWLS-C is currently used at a population level in several school districts in British Columbia, Canada, as part of the Middle-Years Development Instrument (MDI), a self-report questionnaire for children ages 10 and above.
Important papers on Scales for Children and Teenagers
Gadermann, A. M., Guhn, M., & Zumbo, B. D. (2011). Investigating the substantive aspect of construct validity for the Satisfaction with Life Scale adapted for Children: A focus on cognitive processes. Social Indicators Research, 100, 37-60
Gadermann, A. M., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., & Zumbo, B. D. (2010). Investigating validity evidence of the Satisfaction with Life Scale adapted for children. Social Indicators Research, 96, 229-247.
Zukauskiene, R., Kaniusonyte, G., Truskauskaite, I., & Malinauskiene, O. (2015). Systematic review of the measurement properties of questionnaires for the measurement of the well-being of children. Social Inquiry into Well-Being, 1(1), 40-75.
For further information about Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl's lab, please see:
For further information and reports on the Middle-Years Development Instrument (containing the SWLS-C), please see:
We have also included a Dutch/Flemish translation of the SWLS-C, translated by Colinda Serie, Stefaan Pleysier and Annemarijn Weber.
Student's Life Satisfaction Scale
For further information about Dr. Huebner's scales please see: