Student Quality of Life Index (QSLI)
Introduction: The Quality of Student Life Index (QSLI) examines the quality of life and wellbeing of a student.
Measure: QSLI is a 35-item assessment that measures 7 major statistics: quality of academic experience, quality of non academic experience, quality of school relationships, quality of school environment, quality of personal development, quality of skill development, quality of professional development.
Impact: The index provides a comprehensive look at the student experience, and can be used to identify areas for improvement and measure the success of improvements already made by schools and school districts. The purpose of QSLI is to start measuring school performance the way we measure performance in our nations and organizations: with quality of life as an indicator.
Application: To be taken by students both individually and in school
The Equilibrium Scale (EQS)
Introduction: Equilibrium Scale (EQS) measures an individual’s equilibrium through the level of fulfillment in their daily routine and activities.
Measure: EQS is a 12-item, self-report questionnaire designed to assess an individual’s equilibrium levels. The items inquire about the degree to which an individual feels growth toward their ideal life and ideal self in their day to day lives, as well as various daily characteristics such as happiness and gratitude, excitement and motivation, fulfillment and balance, and focus and productivity. Items are scored on a scale of 0 “Never” to 5 “Almost everyday.” Scores are then totaled and presented from 0-60.
Impact: This assessment provides an overall view of an individual’s equilibrium, and can be used to measure the level of alignment between an individual’s current and ideal lives. Rather than assessing for a subjective judgment of satisfaction like previous scales, the EQS focuses on the key thoughts and emotions experienced daily within individuals. By redirecting the assessment of fulfillment toward specific equilibrium traits, individuals may identify specific areas of their lives to manipulate, build, and measure. We believe this assessment contributes a significant step toward our understanding of the human mindset and the science behind living a fulfilled life.
Application: To be taken by individuals daily, monthly, or quarterly
Value of Life Index (VLI)
Introduction: Value of Life Index (VLI) attempts to measure the resources and commitment placed by countries on the value of human life.
Several global indicators have emerged in the past century in attempt to measure and compare the standards of living across countries. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Where-to-be-born Index (previously Quality of Life Index) has been adopted globally and is used as an indicator of quality of life. This spans across various domains, including international development, healthcare, and politics, and is measured completely in financial terms.
In more recent years, researchers have identified numerous gaps in the measure, and have developed additional measures such as the Human Development Index (HDI), World Happiness Report, Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI), Social Progress Index (SPI) and many others. The purpose of VLI is to contribute to the existing research and emphasize what we believe is one of the most important research gaps in measuring global progress.
Application: To be measured globally on an annual basis
Projects In Progress
Equilibrium & mental health: Depression, anxiety, and emotion regulation strategies through the eyes of equilibrium
The Value of Life: Measuring our way into the future of government and humanity
Quality of Student Life: The success indicator we need to implement in schools across the U.S.
The Equilibrium Scale: Assessing individual fulfillment through daily traits