About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The PIAG is a role-playing measure designed to assess strengths and weaknesses in coping with personal and interpersonal problems. It is the female version of the API (developed for males), both of which are commonly employed in studies of antisocial and delinquent behaviour. There are two versions available: The Behavioural Role-Playing Inventory and the Multiple Choice Version (MC-PIAG). The MC-PIAG is a multiple-choice test to measure social skills in teenage girls.
Example Youre at a party and it's time to go home. Bill brought you and has promised to take you home. The problem is Bill's drunk and y
Link http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6397&context=etd

Implementation details

No. of items 52
Format Likert
Respondent Other
Scoring Standardised
Time 60
Age 14-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .93
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability r= [.51,.97]
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Two self-report measures of delinquency behaviours (The Traditional Delinquency measure and The Status and Criminal Offenses measure) were used along with adjudicated status as criteria for assessing the presence of delinquent behaviours.
Predictive validity A 2 × 2 analysis of variance of mean Problem Inventory for Adolescent Girls scores revealed that delinquents were rated as significantly less competent than nondelinquents F(2, 114) = 29.92, p <0.001, M = 3.04 and 3.43
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Gaffney, L. R., & McFall, R. M. (1981). A comparison of social skills in delinquent and nondelinquent adolescent girls using a behavioral role-playing inventory. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 49(6), 959–967. doi:10.1037/0022-006x.49.6.959
Ward, C. I., & McFall, R. M. (1986). Further validation of the Problem Inventory for Adolescent Girls: Comparing caucasian and black delinquents and nondelinquents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54(5), 732–733. doi:10.1037/0022-006x.54.5.732
Paris A. (1985). Validation study of the Problem Inventory for Adolescent Girls: Comparisons among Native American and Caucasian females. (Doctoral Dissertation. University of Montana). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6397&context=etd