About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3
Subscales Prosocial goals; Compliance goals; Mastery goals; Evaluation goals
Description Prosocial goal pursuit was assessed with scale that measured students' efforts to share and to help peers with social problems and efforts to share and to help classmates with academic problems.
Example How often do you try to be nice to kids when something bad has happened to them?
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0272431693013001001

Implementation details

No. of items 6
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-13
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .84
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Wentzel K. (1991). Relations between Social Competence and Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence. Child Development. 62(5). 1066-1078. doi:10.2307/1131152
Wentzel, K. R. (1993). Motivation and Achievement in Early Adolescence: The Role of Multiple Classroom Goals. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 13(1), 4–20. doi:10.1177/0272431693013001001
Wentzel K. (1994). Relations of social goal pursuit to social acceptance, classroom behavior, and perceived social support. Journal of Educational Psychology, 86. 173–182. doi:10.1037//0022-0663.86.2.173