Youth Survey Toolkit Overview

YDEKC’s survey tools help youth development organizations measure what matters

In past years, YDEKC worked to identify the key skills and dispositions that contribute to young people’s success in school, work, and life. The Youth Engagement, Motivation, and Beliefs Survey was developed to provide youth programs with information on the development of these skills and dispositions in the youth they serve. While YDEKC’s work has shifted, we continue to make the tools that we developed available to the field in this toolkit.

What the YDEKC youth survey measures

YDEKC’sĀ Engagement, Motivation, and Beliefs Survey includes scales targeting the following areas: Academic Identity, Future Orientation, Mindsets, Self-Management, Interpersonal Skills, and Cultural Identity. In addition, the survey asks young people to reflect on their experiences in programs with items that probe their sense of belonging and engagement in program activities; it also includes a series of questions about the effects of the program on their academic behaviors and self-management skills.

How to use this Toolkit

In addition to the Survey Modules themselves, this toolkit includes sections on the survey’s Background and Development, Survey Administration and Scoring, and Using Survey Results. Use the links on the right to navigate between sections.