The EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-Being.

  title={The EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-Being.},
  author={Margaret L. Kern and Lizbeth Benson and Elizabeth A Steinberg and Laurence Steinberg},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  volume={28 5},
We introduce the EPOCH Measure of Adolescent Well-Being, which assesses 5 positive psychological characteristics (Engagement, Perseverance, Optimism, Connectedness, and Happiness) that might foster well-being, physical health, and other positive outcomes in adulthood. To create the measure, a pool of 60 items was compiled, and a series of 10 studies with 4,480 adolescents (age 10-18) from the United States and Australia were used to develop and test the measure, including the factor structure… CONTINUE READING

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