Evidence on the Reliability and Validity of IYF’s Life Skills Survey Tool (LiSST)

The Life Skills Survey Tool (LiSST) measures four life skills domains—positive mindset, higher order thinking skills, interpersonal skills and community mindset (according to IYF’s Life Skills Framework) using a 49-question self-administered survey. This document presents the development of the scale along with its psychometric properties. The LiSST is a promising tool to measure changes in youth participants’ life skills in a range of contexts to inform program improvement and assess impact.