About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Scholastic competence; Social competence; Athletic competence; Physical competence; Physical competence; Job competence; Romantic appeal; Behavioural conduct; Close friendship; Global self-worth
Description An adaptation to the child's version of the self-perception profile with subscales that are relevant to adolescents' self-perceptions.
Example Some teenagers do very well at their classwork BUT other teenagers don't do very well at their classwork
Link https://portfolio.du.edu/SusanHarter/page/44210

Implementation details

No. of items 45
Format Likert (adapted)
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 13-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .74-.93
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 8-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= .60 between scholastic subscale and Marsh's total academic subscale; r= .68 between social competence subscale and Marsh's Peer relations subscale
Predictive validity Measure predicted differences between normal achieving students and learning disabled students (p<.001)
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Harter, S. (2012). Manual for the Self Perception Profile for Adolescents. Denver CO: University of Denver