About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description This 24-item questionnaire was developed to assess children’s feelings of loneliness and social dissatisfaction.
Example It’s easy for me to make new friends at school
Link http://psycnet.apa.org/buy/1985-30488-001

Implementation details

No. of items 16
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-12
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .90
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= -.25 (best friend nominations)
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Asher, S.R., Hymel, S. & Renshaw, P.D. (1984). Loneliness in Children. Child Development, 55(4), 1456-1464. doi:10.2307/1130015