About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A measure of shyness in children.
Example I find it hard to talk to someone I don't know: yes/no/don't know
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raymond_Crozier/publication/15472458_Shyness_and_self-esteem_in_middle_childhood/links/0fcfd5016d9b376720000000/Shyness-and-self-esteem-in-middle-childhood.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 26
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .82
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Self-esteem, r= -.62; Locus of control scale, r= .36; Self-Perception Subscales scholastic competence subscale, r=.38 and social competence subscale, r= .33
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Crozier, W. (1995). Shyness and self‐esteem in middle childhood. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 65(1), 85-95. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.1995.tb01133.x