About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Cognitive; Social; Physical; General
Description The MMCPC provides a rich idiographic portrayal of children's perceptions of control.
Example If I want to do well in school, it's up to me to do it
Link http://www.jstor.org/stable/1130113?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Implementation details

No. of items 48
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-14
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .60-.75
Test retest 9 weeks, r= .34; 17 weeks, r= .32
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Principal axis f
CFA Separate CFAs performed for each of the 4 domains with mixed results in confirming 3-factor structure.
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Harter's perceived academic competence, r= [-.50,.29]; Mastery motivation, r=[-.39,.21]; Autonomous judgement, r= [-.39,.24]; Peer acceptance, r= [-.48,.20]; Physical competence, r= [-.29,.27]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity 5 out of 8 relationships were significant at p < .05 for success outcomes versus one out of eight for failure outcomes
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Muldoon, O. T., Lowry, R. G., Prentice, G., & Trew, K. (2004). The factor structure of the multidimensional measure of children’s perceptions of control. Personality and Individual Differences, 38(3), 647-657. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2004.05.020
Connell, J. P. (1985). A new multidimensional measure of children's perceptions of control. Child Development, 56(4), 1018-1041. doi:10.2307/1130113 .