GMWP Support Materials

Glasgow Motivation and Wellbeing Profile (GMWP)

The Glasgow Motivation & Wellbeing Profile is a 20 item questionnaire that explores motivation and senses of wellbeing in the learning context. It promotes learner participation and elicits children and young people’s views of themselves and their emotions. It gives an opportunity to reflect on their feelings and current experiences and encourages them to consider how to increase their own determination, motivation and sense of wellbeing.

Originally developed by Glasgow City Council’s Educational Psychology Service to support monitoring and tracking of the wellbeing of children and young people.  It links with the determination theory ( autonomy, affiliation and agency) and can support children and young people themselves to evaluate their own wellbeing in line with the principles of Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC).

The tool can be used to monitor and track wellbeing overtime within individual establishments across all sectors.  It can be applied with individual pupils, groups of children or young people, a whole class or whole school or sector, depending on the data analysis.  It could also be used authority wide to highlight trends across the estate and enable staff to focus on authority wide intervention or prevention measures – for example work around attendance and engagement.

See Glasgow Support Resources for further guidance on using the tool. 

GMWP Wellbeing Profile Tracker 1 with stars

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