About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The Measure of Adolescent Social Performance can be used to assess the social adjustment of adolescents in relevant social situations.
Example A friend of yours is a lot of fun and is always making you laugh. Some of your friends can't stand him. One of them says, Why do
Link Contact author at tcavell@uark.edu

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Nominal
Respondent Self
Scoring Complex
Time 0
Age 11-19
Cost single purchase Available from a
Cost per child Available from a

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .87
Test retest After 2 week, r= .82
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 17 factors had e
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .46 (Behavioural adjustment)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Cavell, T.A. & Kelley, M.L. (1992). The Measure of Adolescent Social Performance: Development and Initial Validation. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 21(2), 107-114. doi:10.1207/s15374424jccp2102_2