Social and Emotional Well-being refers to the way a person thinks and feels about themselves and others. It includes being able to adapt and deal with daily challenges (resilience and coping skills) while leading a fulfilling life (autonomy). Many attributes of social and emotional well-being follow a developmental pathway, with age appropriateness being a critical factor in measurement.
LSC used item relevance, clarity, judgmental items, readability, language structures and culturally sensitive items apart from their appropriateness to the respective sub-domains as the key criteria for item evaluation by the experts. This exercise has resulted in a final tool of 56 items in five sub-domains for field testing.
The Social and Emotional Well-being scale can be used in a variety of ways, depending on what is being measured:
The Social and Emotional Well-being tool is considered a psychometric assessment; hence a series of psychometric analyses were carried out to establish the validity and reliability of the measures with a multi-phase, multi-sampling approach. The scale’s strong psychometric performance and lack of cultural bias suggest that it is suitable for use in measuring multidimensional well-being at a population level
The LSC Social and Emotional Well-being Assessment was developed as a collaborative action led by Dream a Dream and is authored by – Dr Sreehari Ravindranath (Associate Director), Ms Suchetha Bhat (CEO), Mr Vishal Talreja (Co-founder), Dr Joseph Thomas, Consultant, Research and Impact.