Social and Emotional Health Survey (SEHS)

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Furlong, M. J., You, S., Renshaw, T. L., Smith, D. C., & O’Malley, M. D. (2014). Preliminary development and validation of the social and emotional health survey for secondary school students. Social Indicators Research, 117(3), 1011-1032.
General information
Purpose The Social Emotional Health Survey– Secondary (SEHS-S) is a 36-item self-report measure that assesses youth’s strengths. unique positive social emotional health construct
Domain(s) Positive Affect
Quality of Life
Sense of Meaning
Target population Child
Number of items 36
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms

SEHS-Primary (for primary school), SEHS-Higher Education

Availability in other languages Mexico, Spain, and Chile) has been adapted into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Italian, Slovakian, Dutch...and maybe other languages
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure

The SEHS can be found here

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Piqueras, J. A., Rodriguez-Jimenez, T., Marzo, J. C., Rivera-Riquelme, M., Martinez-Gonzalez, A. E., Falco, R., & Furlong, M. J. (2019). Social emotional health survey-secondary (SEHS-S): A universal screening measure of social-emotional strengths for Spanish-speaking adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(24) doi:10.3390/ijerph16244982

You, S., Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., Renshaw, T. L., Smith, D. C., & O’Malley, M. D. (2014). Further Validation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey for High School Students. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9(4), 997–1015.

Additional information

Other versions here: also an app has been created for school systems to use