About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Reading; Mathematics; General school; Physical abilities; Physical appearance; Peer relations; Parent relations
Description The self description questionnaire is designed to measure several dimensions of self-concept.
Example I am good at reading
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/00028312020003333

Implementation details

No. of items 64
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 9-13
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .80-.92
Test retest 6 months, r= [.27,.74]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 7-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [-.14,.22] with objective reading scores
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Leach, L. F., Henson, R. K., Odom, L. R., & Cagle, L. S. (2006). A reliability generalization study of the Self-Description Questionnaire. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66(2), 285–304. doi:10.1177/0013164405284030
Marsh, H. W., Smith, I. D., & Barnes, J. (1983). Multitrait-multimethod analyses of the Self-description Questionnaire: Student-teacher agreement on multidimensional ratings of student self-concept. American Educational Research Journal, 20(3), 333–357. doi:10.3102/00028312020003333