Instrument Development

Dutch Sense of Coherence Questionnaire for Children

Quick Overview

  • Available in Dutch
  • For children
  • 13 items
  • item response format: 5-point-scale from (almost) never - (almost) always
  • measures sense of coherence according to Antonovsky's definition (1979): "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".

Publications about SoCQ

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.

Download SoCQ pdfs here:

The Sense of Coherence Questionnaire for Children [Dutch]

The syntax of the SoCQ can be downloaded here. Please note that we currently do not have norm scores or cut-off scores for our questionnaires. For more info please refer to our FAQs.