About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Subscales Pro-social Skills; Conflict Management; Confiding and care-seeking/Giving; Atypicality
Description The Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation is an observation schedule for social interaction on the playground, useful for both general clinical assessment and research purposes.
Example Evidence of successfully joining a social interaction
Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089142221100271X?via%3Dihub

Implementation details

No. of items 28
Format Nominal
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 5-11
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .92
Test retest r= [47,.62] over 1-2 weeks
Inter-rater reliability r= .77
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .75 (identification of students with autism spectrum condition versus controls)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Gibson, J., Hussain, J., Holsgrove, S., Adams, C., & Green, J. (2011). Quantifying peer interactions for research and clinical use: The Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(6), 2458–2466. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.014