California Healthy Kids Survey


School connectedness; School supports (caring relationships, high expectations, opportunities for meaningful participation); Community supports (caring relationships, high expectations, opportunities for meaningful participation); Tobacco, alcohol, or drug use at school; Physical/verbal/emotional violence victimization; Physical/verbal/emotional violence perpetration; Harassment victimization; Peer supports (caring relationships, high expectations); Home supports (caring relationships, high expectations, opportunities for meaningful participation); Problem solving; Self-efficacy; Cooperation and communication; Empathy; Self-awareness

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  • Furlong, M. J., O’Brennan, L.M., & You, S. (2011). Psychometric properties of the add health school connectedness scale for 18 socio-cultural groups. Psychology in the Schools48(10), 986-997. 
  • Hanson, T.L. (n.d.). School climate domains and Cal-SCHLS measures to assess them. Unpublished.
  • Hanson, T.L., & Austin, G. (2011). Internal consistency reliabilities for Healthy Kids School Climate Survey instruments. Unpublished.
  • Hanson, T. L., & Kim, J. O. (2007). Measuring resilience and youth development: the psychometric properties of the Healthy Kids Survey. (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007–No. 034). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory West. Retrieved from 
Survey Instruments

Please note that while a copy of the survey instrument is publicly available at, it is copyright protected. Information on obtaining the survey instrument can be found at: Survey instruments are available in English and Spanish. 

Survey Level
Survey Data

This is one of the K-12 Surveys listed in the School Climate Survey Compendium.

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