About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The Illinois Loneliness and Social Satisfaction Scale is a measure of children's feelings of loneliness and social dissatisfaction.
Example It's easy for me to make new friends at school
Link http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1130015.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A5121a322169201df7f9d7e0264181503

Implementation details

No. of items 24
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 5-11
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .62-.91
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity r= -.25 (Friendship nominations)
Construct validity Total loneliness scores were significantly related to sociometric status, r= -.23
Concurrent validity Not reported
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, 1456-1464. doi:10.2307/1130015
Cassidy, J., & Asher, S. R. (1992). Loneliness and peer relations in young children. Child Development, 63(2), 350-365. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.1992.tb01632.x