About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages
Subscales Play interaction; Play disruption; Play disconnection
Description The Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS) is a teacher-rating instrument of the interactive play behaviours of preschool children. The PIPPS was designed (a) to differentiate children who demonstrate positive play relationships with peers from those who are less successful with peers, (b) to identify play strengths of resilient preschool children living in high risk urban environments, and (c) to inform early childhood intervention.
Example Starts fights and arguments
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Implementation details

No. of items 32
Format Likert
Respondent Parent/Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 3-5
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .89-.90
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Teachers and teaching assistants, r= .88
EFA 3 factors
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Social Skills Rating System (SSRS), r= [-.47,.63]
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Fantuzzo, J., Sutton-Smith, B., Coolahan, K. C., Manz, P. H., Canning, S., & Debnam, D. (1995). Assessment of preschool play interaction behaviors in young low-income children: Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 10(1), 105-120. doi:10.1016/0885-2006(95)90028-4