About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Scholastic competence; Social competence; Athletic competence; Physical appearance; Behavioural conduct; Global self-worth
Description A scale that gives an insight into how children evaluate themselves.
Example Some kids often forget what they learn BUT other kids can remember things easily
Link https://portfolio.du.edu/SusanHarter/page/44210

Implementation details

No. of items 36
Format Likert (adapted)
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 6-12
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .71-.91
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 6-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 Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Harter, S. (2012). Manual for the Self Perception Profile for Children. Denver CO: University of Denver