About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A measure of children's self-reported loneliness and social satisfaction at school.
Example Do you have friends at school?
Link https://www.jstor.org/stable/1130015

Implementation details

No. of items 24
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 5-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .79-.90
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Peer problems on Teacher's Estimation of Childs Peer Status Form, r= .21; Sociometric best friend nominations, r= [-.32,-.19]; Highly lonely children were less prosocial, more aggressive, more shy and more disruptive that low loneliness children.
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(4), 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