Extensive Validation Evidence

The Social Emotional Health Surveys were developed in 2010 and have been extensively evaluated via university-school partnerships. We make our best effort to substantiate the credibility, utility, and psychometric properties of these measures through publications in peer-reviewed journals. We are in Year 5 of an Institute of Education Sciences funded project. In September 2017, we began a longitudinal study of students in Grades 9-11, which we will conclude in October 2020). With our WestEd partners, we have also complied a cross-sectional sample of 120,000 secondary (Grades 7-12) students.  

Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., Nylund-Gibson, K., Wagle, R., Carter, D., & Hinton, T. (2020, in press). Enhancement and standardization of a universal social-emotional health measure for students' psychological strengths. Journal of Well-Being Assessment.

APA Formatted SEHS References

More than 100 studies worldwide report on the psychometric properties, validation evidence, and practical applications of the Social Emotional Health Survey

Recent Presentations


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California Association of School Psychologist

Long Beach, CA, October 24, 2019

Monitoring Students' Complete Mental Wellness: Tier 1 and Tier 2 Best Practices

Institute of Education Sciences PI Meeting

Washington, DC, January 8, 2020

Poster #56 SEHS-Secondary 2020

Western Positive Psychology Association

Clairemont, CA, January 25, 2020

California Student Wellness Study: Assessing Students' Complete Social Emotional Health

California Student Wellness Conference

Virtual Conference, September 8, 2020

California Student Wellness Study: Tracking Students' Flourishing Mental Health

California Association of School Psychologist

Fall Conference, CA, November 4, 2020

Can You Monitor All Students Social Emotional Wellness? (workshop)

6th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology in Children and Adolescents

Elche, Spain, November 19, 2020

Universal Monitoring of Adolescents' Mental Wellness

Covitality Research