About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description This instrument was designed to capitalize on teachers' experience with pupils of varying social competence, by asking them to rate individual children on six dimensions of socially skilled behaviour.
Example The child's skill and willingness to make social overtures, join groups, or welcome others into own activities
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elian_Fink/publication/260282095_Validation_of_the_Peer_Social_Maturity_Scale_for_Assessing_Children's_Social_Skills/links/00b7d534d5bab7b866000000.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 7
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 4-12
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .96-.98
Test retest Ratings in kindergarten, Grade1 and Grade 2, r= [.48,.52]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA PCA with promax
CFA Chi-square (11)=11.5
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Convergent: Social Skills Rating System (SSRS), r= [.57,.77]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Fink E. de Rosnay M. Peterson C. and Slaughter V. (2013). Validation of the Peer Social Maturity Scale for Assessing Children's Social Skills. Infant and Child Development, 22(5), 539–552. doi:10.1002/icd.1809