About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2
Subscales Cooperating skills; Impulsivity; Disruptiveness
Description The Multisource Assessment of Children’s Social Competence Scale (MASCS) is an instrument for assessing social competence of elementary school children, taking into account the multiple perspectives of self, peers, teachers, and parents. This instrument was developed on the basis of the School Social Behavior Scale (SSBS) by Merrell and Gimpel (1998), which is meant for use by teachers. It is a short instrument that is feasible for use not only by teachers but also by the children themselves, their peers, and their parents.
Example Offers help to other students'
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Niina_Junttila/publication/240278783_Multisource_Assessment_of_Children's_Social_Competence/links/00b7d52738ce84e380000000.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 16
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-11
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .68-.94
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 55%-63.7% varian
CFA Chi-square(84)= 166.78
RMSEA= 0.05
SRMR= 0.03
NNFI= 0.95
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Junttila, N., Voeten, M., Kaukiainen, A., & Vauras, M. (2006). Multisource assessment of children's social competence. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66(5), 874-895. doi:10.1037/t05564-000