About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Hostile; Adaptive/Appropriate; Inappropriately assertive/Overconfident
Description Similar purpose to that of MESSY (see above). However, it reflects changes to the latent variable of social skills since the MESSY’s inception over three decades ago. The social repertoire of children and adolescents since that time is likely to have changed, thereby resulting in the need for a re-norming of the measure. It also possesses only a parent-caregiver form - no teacher nor self-report.
Example Talks a lot about problems or worries
Link http://www.disabilityconsultants.org/SocialSkills.php

Implementation details

No. of items 64
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 4-18
Cost single purchase $275.00 (U.S. do
Cost per child $275.00 (U.S. do

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .86-.92
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
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 Matson et al. (2012). Factor structure of the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters-II (MESSY-II). Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 2067-2071. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2010.09.026