About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The PBQ is designed for use in the investigation of positive aspects of children's behaviour in primary school.
Example If there is a quarrel or dispute will try to stop it
Link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7610.1981.tb00561.x/full

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 5-11
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .93-.94
Test retest 3 weeks, r= .91
Inter-rater reliability r= [.58,.66]
EFA Single-factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Rutter's questionnaire on deviant behaviour, r= [-.49,-.46]
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Weir, K., & Duveen, G. (1981). Further development and validation of the Prosocial Behavior Questionnaire for use by teachers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 22(4), 357–374. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.1981.tb00561.x