About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Peer; Family; School
Description The Measure of Adolescent Social Competence (MASC) was designed to offer a clinically practical way to assess adolescent social functioning within relevant contexts. Children are given a scenario to consider and various options for what they would do in that situation.
Example You go to the mall with your friends. While youre there, your friends decide to see a movie. You have just enough money to buy a
Link http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5623&context=gradschool_disstheses

Implementation details

No. of items 50
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .65-.87
Test retest r= .82 and subscales r= [.60,.81]
Inter-rater reliability r= [.95,1.00] for the different subscales
EFA PCA orthogonal a
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Measure of Adolescent Social Competence (MASC) scores correlated with adolescents' and teachers' ratings of behavioural conduct, r= .46 and .25, respectively; MASC scores had significant correlations with FQQ-R subscales, r= [.21,.37]
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not Applicable (NA)
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Cavell, T. A. (1988). The Measure of Adolescent Social Competence: Development and initial validation. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis). Louisiana State University, USA.