About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description Scale of prosociality for use with a wide range of age groups up to age 16, in a range of settings, that includes both a self-report and parental-report version. It provides an assessment both of young peoples’ self-perceptions and their parents’ perceptions of the extent to which they are disposed towards prosocial behaviour and acts.
Example Caring/kind hearted (BAPPS-S)
Reliable and responsible (BAPPS-P)
Link http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/alex.wood/bapps.pdf
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

No. of items 12
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 11-16
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .77 (BAP
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor solutio
CFA 2-factor correlated model
Chi-square(50) = 424.70
n= 1620
p<.01
CFI= .96
RMSEA = .07
SRMR = .04
Criterion validity r= .57 between the child-rated prosocial subscale of the Strengths and Difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) and the Brief Adolescent Prosocial Perceptions Scale-self-report (BAPPS-S) and between the parent-rated SDQ prosocial subscale and Brief Adolescent Prosocial Perceptions Scale parent (BAPPS-P); r= .34 for BAPPS-S; r= .17 for BAPPS-P and social support of SDQ; r= -.43 for emotional and behavioural problems (SDQ child rated) and BAPPS-S; r= -.39 for BAPPS-P and parent-rated SDQ
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Young-people who had been excluded had lower scores on the Brief Adolescent Prosocial Perceptions Scale (BAPPS) (p<.01 for both BAPPS measures); Young-people who had self-harmed had lower scores (p<.05 for both BAPPS measures); Young-people who found making and maintaining friendships easier scored higher on the BAPPS (p<.01 in both measures)
Predictive validity Brief Adolescent Prosocial Perceptions Scale-parent (BAPPS-P) showed bivariate relationship with diagnoses, OR .67 (95 % CI .62–.71), that remained when adjusting for parent-rated Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) prosocial score, OR .72 (95 % CI .66– .78);
BAPPS-S showed a bivariate relationship with diagnoses, OR .74 (95 % CI .69–.80), that remained when adjusting for self-rated SDQ prosocial score, OR .73 (95 % CI .66–.80). Unadjusted odds ratios showed 33 or 26 % reduction in the odds of receiving a psychiatric diagnosis per unit change in the BAPPS-P or -S.
Responsiveness Yes
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Taylor, P. J., & Wood, A. M. (2013). Psychometric Properties and Development of the Brief Adolescent Prosocial Perception Scales (BAPPS). Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(8), 1417–1429. doi:10.1007/s10826-013-9798-y