About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description Perceived social competence. A six-item social competence scale, labelled the Perceived Social Competence Scale (PSCS), was developed by the first author for use in after-school youth development programs. The six items were developed upon consulting the literature, examining other available social competence scales, and gathering input from both social workers and other youth development leaders in the field.
Example I am good at making friends
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dawn_Anderson-Butcher/publication/240699610_Initial_Reliability_and_Validity_of_the_Perceived_Social_Competence_Scale/links/5626bd2808aeedae57dc7b62.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 4
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 4-16
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .81
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor so
CFA 6-item Single-factor model
4-item single-factor solution does not yield meaningful fit indices
Chi-square(2)= .3
p= .86
Criterion validity Social Skills Improvement System r= .60
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Perceived belonging, The Belonging Scale r= .41
Predictive validity Positive significant correlation to scale of perceived belonging (only p-value reported)
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References 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(1), 47–54. doi:10.1177/1049731507304364