About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The PSCS is a brief, user-friendly tool used to assess social competence among youth.
Example I help other people
Link http://www.osulifesports.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/02-23-16-The-Perceived-Social-Competence-Scale-II.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 5
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 5
Age 9-15
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .81
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor mo
CFA Chi-square(5)= 11.3
p = .05
RMSEA = .04
NNFI = .99
CFI = 1
GFI = .97
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A. J., Lower, L. M., Riley, A., Gibson, A., & Ruch, D. (2014). The case for the perceived social competence scale II. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(4), 419–428. doi:10.1177/1049731514557362
Anderson-Butcher, D., Iachini, A. L., & Amorose, A. J. (2007). Initial reliability and validity of the perceived social competence scale. Research on Social Work Practice. 18, 47-54. doi:10.1177/1049731507304364