About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Emotion regulation; Assertiveness; Social awareness
Description Parent-reported scale designed to capture children's emotional functioning on four continuous dimensions (temper control, anxiety control, social assertiveness, mood repair).
Example Has good control of his or her temper
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oernolfur_Thorlacius/publication/268528295_Assessment_of_children's_emotional_adjustment_Construction_and_validation_of_a_new_instrument/links/57b9921c08ae6f1737683a57/Assessment-of-childrens-emotional-adjustment-Const

Implementation details

No. of items 47
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 6-13
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .92-.95
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4-factor oblique
CFA 4-factor model
Chi-square(1028)= 2337
CFI = 0.96
TLI= 0.96
RMSEA= 0.07
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) total difficulties, r= [-.65,-.42]; Generalised anxiety disorder on Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scales- parent version (RCADS-P), r = [-.64,-.34]; Major depressive disorder on RCADS-P, r= [-.54,-.41]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Thorlacius, Ö., & Gudmundsson, E. (2015). Assessment of children's emotional adjustment: construction and validation of a new instrument. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(5), 762-771. doi:10.1111/cch.12214