About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Parent; Teacher; Classmate; Close friend
Description CASSS is a measure of perceived social support. There are 2 versions of this scale with a high degree of overlap- the Level 1 version is for children aged 8-12 and the Level 2 version is for children aged 12-18.
Example My parents express pride in me
Link https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pits.10004

Implementation details

No. of items 40
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 12-18
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .87-.93
Test retest After 8 weeks, r= [.60,.76]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Chi-square= 1928.02, p< .001
df= 734
RMSEA= .05
CFI= .94
NNFI= .94
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Social Skills Rating System, r= [.03,.22]; Student Self-Concept Scale, r= [.22,.59]; Behavioral Assessment System for Children, r= [-.39,.34] (Both levels assessed together)
Concurrent validity Social Support Scale for Children, r= [.55,.70]
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Kerres Malecki, C., & Kilpatrick Demary, M. (2001). Measuring perceived social support: Development of the child and adolescent social support scale (CASSS). Psychology in the Schools, 39(1), 1–18. doi:10.1002/pits.10004