About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1
Subscales Using opportunity; Conforming to rules
Description The Social Competence Scale was designed to measure the young child's mastery of the preschool environment.
Example Child can communicate his emotional needs to the teacher
Link https://www.researchconnections.org/childcare/resources/10805

Implementation details

No. of items 73
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 3-7
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .35-.78
Test retest r= [.60,.66] (same teacher 6 months)
r= [.41,.44] (12 months different teacher)
Inter-rater reliability Between pairs of teachers, r= [.62,.66]
EFA 2 separate EFAs<
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Kohn, M. & Rosman, B.L. (1972). A social competence scale and symptom checklist for the preschool child: Factor dimensions, their cross-instrument generality and longitudinal persistence. Developmental Psychology, 6(3), 430-444.