Project Covitality

University of California Santa Barbara

School Mental Health Collaborative

Project Covitality

Paz & Kim

Covitality: Cultivating Psychosocial Strengths and Well-Being

Chapter 4

Handbook Positive Psychology in Schools

COVID-19

Diminished Adolescent Social Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Indicators Research, 2024

Adapting Dual-Factor Model for Universal School-Based Mental Health Screening

Handbook of positive psychology in schools: In support of positive educational processes (3rd Ed.)

Bored with School?

Bored with Life?

Well-Being Characteristics Associated School Boredom Mindset

Journal of Positive School Psychology  2021




SEHS-S-2020 Middle School

Extending Validation of a Covitality Social Emotional Health Measure for Middle School Students


Contemporary School Psychology,

March 2022

Social Support

Social Support Profiles Associations with Adolescents' Psychological and Academic Functioning


Journal of School Psychology, 91, 160–177.

SEHS-S-2020 Slovakia


Validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey-S-2020 in Slovakia

Under Review

SEHS-Secondary-2020

Enhancement Standardization Universal Social Emotional Health Measure Students Psychological Strengths


Journal of Well-Being Assessment, February 2021

School Membership

Association Social-Emotional Strengths and School Membership: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

International Journal of School & Educational Psychology  2021

Non-Anonymous Screening

Anonymous vs. Self-identified Response Formats: Implications for Mental Health Screening in Schools

Assessment for Effective Intervention Assessment, 47(2), 112–117.

SEDS-Secondary Brief

Validating a Brief Student Distress Measure for Schoolwide Wellness Screening


Education and Treatment of Children

Online first, November 23, 2022

Brief Distress Scale

Validating a brief social emotional distress measure for schoolwide wellness screening


Assessment for Effective Intervention

(2023), 48(3), 159–169.

School Climate Perceptions

School Climate Perceptions Among Latinx and White Students: An Examination of Intersecting Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Identifiers in Context

In Press, School Psychology Review

SEHS-Primary Japanese

Validating a Social Emotional Wellness Survey for Japanese Elementary School Students


Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 38(1), 121–130.



Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools   

(3rd edition, 2022, Routledge)

Kelly-Ann Allen, Michael J. Furlong, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Shannon M. Suldo (Editors)

Bullying & Suicidal Ideation

Biased-based Bullying and Suicidal Thoughts Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Are Psychological Strengths Enough?

School Mental Health,  2021

SEHS-Secondary Latinx

Examining the Social Emotional Health Survey for Use with Latinx Youth


Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 39, 242–246.

APA Formatted List of Covitality Research

Recent Contributions

Recent Covitality Related Research

Belonging and Loneliness Special Issue


Australian Journal of Psychology, March 2021



Bullying & Suicidal Ideation

Biased-based Bullying and Suicidal Thoughts Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Are Psychological Strengths Enough?

School Mental Health,  2021

Flourishing Measure

Heterogeneity Among Moderate Mental Health Students on Mental Heath Continuum–Short Form

School Mental Health 2021



School Climate Perceptions

School Climate Perception Among Latinx and White Students: An Examination of Intersecting Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Identities in Context

School Psychology Review

December 2023 Preprint

SEHS and Covitality in Goggle Scholar

PsycInfo Listed Covitality and SEHS Studies