Chapter 21 Mental Health Continuum - Mental Health Survey (MHC)
The Mental Health Continuum - Mental Health Survey (MHC) form used in this study is the 14-item short form version. The MHC was created by Corey Keyes at Emory University, (Keyes 2002).
21.2 MHC Short Form: 14 Items
The short form 14 item version asks how often in the past month the respondent felt “X” - each of these 14 feelings and thoughts are listed below. Each item is rated from 0 (never) to 5 (every day). The final scoring provides an indication of whether each participant is “flourishing”, “languishing”, or “moderately mentally healthy”. See more at http://bttop.org/sites/default/files/public/MHC-SF%20Brief%20Introduction%209.22.2014.pdf.
How often in the past month have you felt?
- interested in life
- that you had something important to contribute to society
- that you belonged to a community (like social group, your neighborhood, your city)
- that our society is becoming a better place for people
- that people are basically good
- that the way our society works makes sense to you
- that you liked most parts of your personality
- good at managing the responsibilities of your daily life
- that you had warm and trusting relationships with others
- that you have experiences that challenge you to grow and become a better person
- confident to think or express your own ideas and opinions
- that your life has a sense of direction or meaning to it
Keyes, Corey L. M. 2002. “The Mental Health Continuum: From Languishing to Flourishing in Life.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 43 (2). SAGE Publications:207. https://doi.org/10.2307/3090197.