Life Effectiveness Questionnaire (LEQ)

1.    I plan and use my time efficiently.
2.    I am successful in social situations.
3.    When working on a project‚ I do my best to get the details right.
4.    I change my thinking or opinions easily if there is a better idea.
5.    I can get people to work for me.
6.    I can stay calm in stressful situations.
7.    I like to be busy and actively involved in things.
8.    I know I have the ability to do anything I want to do.
9.    I do not waste time.                                     
10.I am competent in social situations.
11.I try to get the best results when I do things.
12.I am open to new ideas.
13.I am a good leader when a task needs to be done.
14.I stay calm and overcome anxiety in new or changing situations.
15.I like to be active and energetic.
16.When I apply myself to something I am confident I will succeed.
17.I manage the way I use my time well.
18.I communicate well with people.
19.I try to do the best that I possibly can.
20.I am adaptable and flexible in my thinking and ideas.
21.As a leader I motivate other people well when tasks need to be done.
22.I stay calm when things go wrong.
23.I like to be an active‚ ‘get into it’ person.
24.I believe I can do it.
These materials are copyright and may only be used with the written permission of Garry Rich‎ards and James Neill
The Life Effectiveness Questionnaire was developed by James Neill and Garry Rich‎ards of Outward Bound Australia in the 1980’s. Since that time‚ it has become one of the leading tools to measure growth and outcomes in outdoor adventure education programs. Outward Bound Australia uses LEQ to measure the growth in student self-perceptions on its programs. A number of versions of this tool exist and are adapted to specific client groups.
The nine domains of life effectiveness are:
  • Time Management
  • Social Competence
  • Achievement Motivation
  • Intellectual Flexibility
  • Task Leadership
  • Emotional Control
  • Active Initiative
  • Self Confidence
  • Locus of Control
Life Effectiveness
Time Management
This instrument can be found on page 376 of Enhancing Life Effectiveness: The Impacts of Outdoor Education Programs‚ Volume I&II. James T. Neill. Available online at:
FALSE NOT LIKE ME=1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8=TRUE LIKE ME

Neill‚ James T. Enhancing Life Effectiveness: The Impacts of Outdoor Education Programs‚ Volume I&II. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University of Western Sydney.2008