University of California Santa Barbara

Project Covitality

Bored with School?

Bored with Life?

Well-Being Characteristics Associated School Boredom Mindset

Journal of Positive School Psychology  2021

Strengths Assessment

Contemporary Assessment of Youth Comprehensive Psychosocial Assets: School-Based Approaches and Applications

Handbook of Positive Pscyhological Assessment: Science to Practice

SEHS-Secondary Latinx

Examining the Social Emotional Health Survey for Use with Latinx Youth


Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 39, 242–246.

SEHS-S-2020 Middle School

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


Contemporary School Psychology,

March 2022

Flourishing Measure

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

School Mental Health 2021

Social Support

Social Support Profiles Associations with Adolescents' Psychological and Academic Functioning


Journal of School Psychology, 91, 160–177.

APA Formatted List of Covitality Research

Recent Contributions

Recent Covitality Related Research

Belonging and Loneliness Special Issue


Australian Journal of Psychology, March 2021

School Membership

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

International Journal of School & Educational Psychology  2021

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools   

(3rd edition, 2022, Routledge)

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

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Erin Dowdy, PhD

Michael Furlong, PhD

Karen Nylund-Gibson, PhD

Non-Anonymous Screening Surveys

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

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

SEHS-Primary Japanese

Validating a Social Emotional Wellness Survey for Japanese Elementary School Students


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

Bullying & Suicidal Ideation

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

Are Psychological Strengths Enough?

School Mental Health,  2021



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


Handbook of positive psychology in schools: In support of positive educational processes (3rd ed.). Taylor & Francis.

SEHS-Secondary-2020

Enhancement Standardization Universal Social Emotional Health Measure Students Psychological Strengths


Journal of Well-Being Assessment, February 2021

SEDS-Secondary Brief

Validating a Brief Student Distress Measure for Schoolwide Wellness Screening


Education and Treatment of Children

Online first, November 23, 2022