About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Public; Anonymous; Dire; Emotional; Compliant; Altruism
Description The Prosocial Tendencies Measure (PTM) originally was developed to assess self-report of six types of prosocial behaviours among college individuals. Items for the PTM were selected from previously developed prosocial disposition and behaviour scales and from responses to prosocial moral reasoning interviews.
Example I can help others best when people are watching me
Link https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0272431602239132

Implementation details

No. of items 25
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 30
Age 13-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .59-.86
Test retest After 2 weeks, r= [.54,.76]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Convergent: PTM-R scales were significantly related with theoretically relevant variables (e.g., sympathy, perspective taking, moral reasoning) and non significantly related with non theoretically relevant variables (e.g., vocabulary skills, social desirability, personal distress)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Carlo, G., Hausmann, A., Christiansen, S., & Randall, B. A. (2003). Sociocognitive and behavioral correlates of a measure of prosocial tendencies for adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 23 (1), 107-134. doi:10.1037//0022-0663.86.2.173