Year 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2015 2016
Wave 1 2 3 4 5 6 CheckPoint 7
Age 3-19 months 2-3 years 4-5 years 6-7 years 8-9 years 10-11 years 11-12 years 12-13 years
Community involvement
(e.g. groups or clubs (e.g. scouts); sport (including
coaching or lessons); art, music or performance
lessons; religious services; etc.)
Life satisfaction S:ISCWeB 1
Self-esteem P:AQoL-8D P
Optimism/pessimism O 2
Psychosocial health S:PedsQL-4.0
Quality of life S:PedsQL-4.0

Featured measurements

AQoL-8D: Assessment of Quality of Life - 8D
CHU9D: Child Health Utility 9D
ISCWeB: International Survey of Children's Well-Being Project questionnaire
L4L: Language for Learning derived
LEAP: Live, Eat and Play Study derived
LSAC: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children derived
PedsQL-4.0: Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory – 4.0 Generic Core Scales
PedsQL-W: Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory – General Well-Being Scale


1 ISCWeB: Brief Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale (5 items) and Overall Life Satisfaction (1 item) questions only
2 Children were asked to hand write a short story about what they imagined their life would be like when they are 25 years old. The Life at 25 assessment was based on the 1958 UK birth cohort’s storytelling activity (Elliot, J. and Morrow, V. (2007). Imagining the Future: Preliminary analysis of NCDS essays written by children at age 11. London, U.K.: Centre for Longitudinal Studies). Handwriting samples can be used to assess fine motor skills and handwriting competency. Story content can be used to assess linguistic (e.g. vocabulary, grammar) or psychological constructs (e.g. optimism vs. pessimism).
3 Age appropriate (adult or child) CHU9D was used


A = Administration report abstraction
C = Index child report (reporting on others)
L = Linkage (to other databases)
M = Medical records data abstraction
O = Observation/direct assessment
N = Nurse report
P = Parent/primary caregiver report
Pe = Peer report
S = Self report
T = Teacher report
X = Undefined
X BF = Pertaining to biological father
X BM = Pertaining to biological mother
C = Pertaining to index child
X F = Pertaining to father
X Fam = Pertaining to family
X G = Pertaining to grandparent(s)
X M = Pertaining to mother
X P = Pertaining to parent(s)
X Pa = Pertaining to partner
X Pe = Pertaining to peers
X Pr = Pertaining to primary caregiver
X Si = Pertaining to sibling(s)