College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire

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The College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (CSSWQ) is a 16-item self-report behavior rating scale for measuring undergraduates' college-specific wellbeing. It's comprised of four subscales: (1) Academic Satisfaction, (2) Academic Efficacy, (3) School Connectedness, and (4) College Gratitude. Subscale scores can be used as standalone wellbeing indicators or they can be summed to create a Total College Student Wellbeing Scale. 

Research shows that responses to all CSSWQ scales have at least adequately internally reliability and that the they have discriminant and convergent validity with domain-general indicators of wellbeing and mental health problems. Research also shows that the Total College Student Wellbeing Scale score has a stronger association with GPA than does a General College Student Wellbeing Scale score composed of similar yet non-school-specific items.

The CSSWQ is intended to be used for practical purposes as an outcome and progress-monitoring measure, and potentially as a screening instrument. Yet further research is needed to demonstrate its treatment utility for these purposes.

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