About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Behavioural adjustment; Intellectual and school status; Physical appearance and attributes; Freedom from anxiety; Popularity; Happiness and Satisfaction
Description Measures specific components of self-concept.
Example My classmates make fun of me
Link http://www.wpspublish.com/store/p/2912/piers-harris-childrens-self-concept-scale-second-edition-piers-harris-2

Implementation details

No. of items 60
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 7-18
Cost single purchase $164.50
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .60-.93
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability r= [.06,.54]
EFA 6-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [-.46,-.08] with the measure Attitudes Towards Guns and Violence Questionnaire; r= [-.38,-.02] with the My Worst Experience Scale
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Piers, E. V. (2002). The Piers-Harris children's self concept scale. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. Retrieved from https://www.wpspublish.com/store/Images/Downloads/Product/Piers-Harris-2_Manual.pdf