About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Skills associated with social competence; Related behaviour problems
Description The NSCH social competence scale is designed for use in large nationally representative surveys to assess social competence among children and adolescents.
Example Gets along well with other children
Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12187-007-9007-x#citeas

Implementation details

No. of items 8
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 2
Age 6-17
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .65-.67
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor solutio
CFA 2-factor Rasch modified graded response model
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Social skills scale, r= [-.11,.26]; Behavior problems scale, r=[-.01,.41]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Blumberg, S. J., Carle, A. C., O’Connor, K. S., Moore, K. A., & Lippman, L. H. (2008). Social Competence: Development of an Indicator for Children and Adolescents. Child Indicators Research, 1(2), 176–197. doi:10.1007/s12187-007-9007-x