About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Intrinsic motivation; Identified motivation; External regulation; Amotivation; Self-determination
Description This instrument is designed to assess self determination in friendships through a 4-point scale (not at all like me-exactly like me).
Example Why do you want to have friends?... For the pleasure I get by talking with friends
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0272431605276930

Implementation details

No. of items 12
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Complex
Time 0
Age 10-13
Cost single purchase Available from a
Cost per child Available from a

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .72-.77
Test retest 8 weeks, r= [.60,.70]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4-factor oblique
CFA Final 4-factor model
Chi-square(44)= 72.76
CFI= .95
GFI= .96
AGFI= .92
RMR= .032
ECVI= .57
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [-.04,.43] with relationship-maintaining goals; r= [-.06,.24] with control goals; r= [-.09,.29] with revenge goals
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Richard, J. F., & Schneider, B. H. (2005). Assessing friendship motivation during preadolescence and early adolescence. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 25(3), 367-385. doi:10.1177/0272431605276930