Population:Middle School

The Active and Engaged Citizenship (AEC) scale combines four previously existing scales that measured perceptions about civic duty, an assessment of civic skills, neighborhood social connection, and civic participation.  The combined scale creates an asse ...

The Social Cohesion and Trust Scale is a 9-item subscale of the longer Student School Survey( SSS), a 70-item measure of school experiences.  The SSS consists of 10 subscales measuring the following areas: social cohesion and trust, school climate, the pe ...

Category:School Climate

The Children's Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions scale is designed to measure youths’ perceptions of their ability to be successful in social interactions. This includes their ability to be persuasive towards peers in positive ways. The questionnaire con ...

The Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviors (ISSB) Short Form (Barrera & Baca, 1990) is a 19-item self-report measure that is abbreviated from a longer, 40-item version (Barrera, Sandler, & Ramsay, 1981). It is designed to assess how often indi ...

Category:Directory
IndicatorsSocial Support

This tool measures perceptions and beliefs about behaving aggressively under varying conditions of provocation and when no conditions are specified. It can be administered individually or in groups. It has two sub-scales which can be used separately: th ...

This questionnaire assesses youths' satisfaction with their mentoring relationships along three dimensions: youth-contentedness, emotional engagement, and dissatisfaction.

Category:Mentoring

The Family Attachment Scale is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent substance abuse, delinquency/antisocial behavior, related problem behaviors such as school dropout, and the risk and protect ...

PACE research began in 1990 with a small contract from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention to develop tools to help primary care physicians counsel their patients on becoming more physically active. It has now grown to encompass a broad array ...

The Contraceptive Self-Efficacy (CSE) scale has been used to assess motivational barriers to contraceptive use among diverse samples of sexually active adolescents, young adults, and adults. The CSE scale has been used with all ages of women around the wo ...

Category:Sex Education

The Moral Approval of Bullying Scale is a 10-item subscale of the longer Student School Survey (SSS), a 70-item measure of school experiences.  The SSS consists of 10 subscales measuring the following areas: social cohesion and trust, school climate, the ...

This tool measures reported impulsive behavior.  Impulsive behavior demonstrates a lack of self-control. This tool could be used before a middle-schooler participates in a program targeted to reducing impulsive behaviors and again after to determine the ...

Category:Self-Management

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes three items that measure life satisfaction in teenagers. Life satisfaction is defined as a perception of being happy with one’s ...

IndicatorsLife Satisfaction

The is a self-assessment tool for organizations to help them determine the extent to which they already engage youth in their programs, their strengths in engaging the youth, and their challenges in engaging them more.  It helps programs reflect on why th ...

The first round of the NLSY 97 was implemented in 1997 with a nationally representative sample of approximately 9,000 youth between 12 and 16 years old. The Delinquency Index consists of 10 self-report items, each representing a delinquent act. Higher sco ...

The Drug Refusal Assertiveness Scale is one dimension of assertive behavior derived from a factor analysis of the Gambrill-Richey Assertion Inventory.  Items from that inventory were adapted to be applicable to an adolescent population, and other dimensio ...

The Family Management Scale is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent antisocial behaviors such as drug use, delinquency, and school dropout, and the risk and protective factors that increase or ...

The survey is based on Lerner’s 5 Cs.  It measures the extent to which youth use critical thinking skills in their decision-making. 

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes six items that measure diligence in teenagers. Diligence is defined as performing tasks with thoroughness and effort from start ...

Category:Life Skills

The parent involvement items included in this tool are part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This survey is used primarily to measure the prevalence, as well as correlates, of drug use in the United States. Data from the NSDUH provid ...

Category:Substance Use