About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Social; Competence; Affect; Academic; Family; Physical
Description This measure was designed to assess self-perception in six different areas (those constituting the subscales).
Link https://www.commercecorner.com/stoelting/2567/1467/1497/Psychological/Multidimensional-Self-Concept-Scale-MSCS

Implementation details

No. of items 150
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-19
Cost single purchase $133
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .87-.97
Test retest 2 weeks, r= .90
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 6-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [.65,.85] with Coopersmith Total Score
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Bracken, B. A., Bunch, S., Keith, T. Z., & Keith, P. B. (2000). Child and adolescent multidimensional self‐concept: A five‐instrument factor analysis. Psychology in the Schools, 37(6), 483-493. doi:10.1080/00221325.2010.526975
Bracken, B. A., & Howell, K. K. (1991). Multidimensional self concept validation: A three-instrument investigation. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 9(4), 319-328. doi:10.1177/073428299100900403