- Designed for upper primary and secondary students
- 40 questions
- Approx 40 minutes to complete
- Choice between paper or online versions
- Can be administered to:
- groups within year levels
- specific year levels
- whole school
Students respond anonymously to a series of statements by indicating their level of agreement on a four-point likert scale by choosing one of the four alternatives: definitely agree, agree, disagree, definitely disagree.
The SLQ is designed to measure important school outcomes such as attitudes towards
- school in general
- other students.
The general aspects of school life are:
- General satisfaction (or positive affect) reflects favourable feelings about school as whole.
- Negative affect which refers to negative feelings about school.
The specific aspects of schooling are:
- Teachers which refers to a feeling about the adequacy of the interaction between teachers and students.
- Relevance (previously called opportunity) which represents a belief in the relevance of schooling for the future.
- Success (sometimes called achievement) which reflects a sense of confidence in ones ability to be successful in school work.
- Social integration (previously called identity) which is concerned with a sense of learning about other people and getting along with other people.
- Status (Secondary version) which indicates the relative degree of prestige accorded to the individual by significant others within the school.
- Adventure (Primary version) represents a sense of self-motivation in learning and that learning is enjoyable for its own sake.