About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales AGG (argues, trouble at school, fights); POP (popular with boys, popular with girls, lots of friends); ACA (spelling, maths)
Description It is a method for assessing the social development of children and adolescents through ratings by adults.
Example Gets into fights
Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/000579679500004H

Implementation details

No. of items 18
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 2
Age 9-18
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .67-.84
Test retest 3 weeks, r= [.69,.91]; 1 year r= [.27,.52]
Inter-rater reliability r= [.80,.88]
EFA 4-factor orthogo
CFA 3-factor model
Chi-square(17)= 13.83
p =.67
GFI = 0.98
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not Applicable (NA)
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Cairns, R. B., Leung, M.-C., Gest, S. D., & Cairns, B. D. (1995). A brief method for assessing social development: Structure, reliability, stability, and developmental validity of the Interpersonal Competence Scale. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33(6), 725–736. doi:10.1016/0005-7967(95)00004-h