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The subjective wellbeing of high-school students : validating the personal wellbeing index—school children

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posted on 01.01.2011, 00:00 authored by Adrian Tomyn, Robert CumminsRobert Cummins
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.

History

Journal

Social indicators research : an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality of life measurement

Volume

101

Issue

3

Pagination

405 - 418

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Location

Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISSN

0303-8300

eISSN

1573-0921

Language

eng

Notes

Published online : 4 August 2010

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.