EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-Being

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Purpose The EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-Being assesses 5 positive psychological characteristics (Engagement, Perseverance, Optimism, Connectedness, and Happiness) that might foster well-being, physical health, and other positive outcomes in adulthood.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Target population Child
Number of items 20
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms
Availability in other languages Chinese
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure

The EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-Being can be found here.

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Choi, J. -., Ryu, J. -., & Yang, Z. (2021). Validation of the engagement, perseverance, optimism, connectedness, and happiness measure in adolescents from multistressed families: Using first- and second-order confirmatory factor analysis models. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 39(4), 494-507. doi:10.1177/0734282920986395

Kern, M. L., Benson, L., Steinberg, E. A., & Steinberg, L. (2016). The EPOCH measure of adolescent well-being. Psychological Assessment, 28(5), 586-597. doi:10.1037/pas0000201

Kern, M. L., Zeng, G., Hou, H., & Peng, K. (2019). The Chinese version of the EPOCH measure of adolescent well-being: Testing cross-cultural measurement invariance. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 37(6), 757-769. doi:10.1177/0734282918789561

Maurer, M. M., Daukantaitė, D., & Hoff, E. (2021). Testing the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the EPOCH measure of adolescent well-being. PLoS ONE, 16(10 October) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0259191

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