Instrument Development

Dutch Sense of Coherence Questionnaire for children

Available in Dutch; 13 items

Antonovsky (1979) defined sense of coherence as: "The extent to which one has a pervasive, enduring though dynamic, feeling of confidence that one's environment is predictable and that things will work out as well as can reasonably be expected". The Dutch version of the Sense of Coherence Questionnaire for children consists of 13 items on a five point scale from (almost) never to (almost) always.

Jellesma, F.C., Meerum Terwogt, M., & Rieffe, C. (2006). De Nederlandstalige Sense of Coherence vragenlijst voor kinderen. Gedrag en Gezondheid, 34, 18-26.

For the original work of Antonovsky:
Antonovsky, A. (1979). Health, stress and coping. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Here you can download The Sense of Coherence Questionnaire for children:

Dutch version:

Syntax for recoding:

Please note that we currently do not have norm scores or cut-off scores for our questionnaires. Read Frequently Asked Questions for more details.