About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1
Subscales Social Competence; Externalizing Problems; Internalizing Problems
Description Designed to capture the affective quality of the child's relationships with teachers and peers. Specifically, it aims to provide (a) a standardized description of affect and behaviour in context that is reliable, valid, and useful for preschool teachers; (b) an efficient screening instrument that differentiates specific types of behavioural-emotional problems: (c) a developmentally appropriate assessment of children's positive social adaptation or competence; (d) measures of high and approximately equivalent internal consistency, reliability, and stability; and (e) measures sensitive to behavioural change over time for the purpose of program evaluation or prospective-longitudinal research.
Example Gets mad easily
Link http://www.wpspublish.com/store/p/2953/social-competence-and-behavior-evaluation-preschool-edition-scbe

Implementation details

No. of items 80
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 2-7
Cost single purchase $68.50 (manual)
Cost per child $2.10 (based on

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .79-.90
Test retest After 2 weeks, r= [.74, .87]
Inter-rater reliability r= [.72,.89]
EFA PCA (varimax) re
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Child Behavior Checklist r= [-.20, .68]
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Anovas using sociometry and direct observation showed clear differences between children rated as anxious-withdrawn and angry-aggressive on the SCBE.
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References LaFreniere, P., & Dumas, J. (1995). Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation Preschool Edition (SCBE). Los Angeles, CA: WPS.