This article provides an overview of how to analyse and respond to your Skodel data
What does Skodel Check-In measure
Emotions and their drivers
Skodel's regular check-in tracks how you are a feeling and why you are feeling that way. This is achieved through the first two questions in the check-in:
- 'How are you feeling today?'
- 'Why are you feeling that way?'
Skodel's wellbeing score is calculated in the first question 'how are you feeling today?' and uses the below formula:
(Percentage of positive emotions) - (Percentage of negative emotions selected)
If a student selects 'happy' this would be considered positive, if a student selects 'sad', this would be considered negative. Anything above 0 indicates that more positive emotions are being selected that negative emotions and vice versa. Here is an example:
10 Check-Ins completed
3 positive moods selected (30%)
3 negative moods selected (30%)
4 neutral (40%)
The score would be 0 (30% - 30%). There is no 'good' or 'bad' score, instead, it is important to look at the trend - if you notice a steep drop off in positivity, this can prompt you to dig deeper into what is driving that by looking at data collected from the second question. We often see positivity drop off around exam time, junior school to high school transition or sporting team selection.
When viewing Skodel data, remember:
It is okay to feel 'negative'
Everyone will experience ups and downs, and feeling down is not always cause for concern. It is important to consider age, circumstances, the wide range of emotions someone might feel and the intensity and duration of these emotions.