About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Subscales Prosocial behaviour; Honesty; Self-control; Self-development; Respect at school; Respect at home
Description It is a measure of social-emotional skills and character, intended to assess prosocial behaviour, honesty, self-development, self-control, and respect for rules and expectations for appropriate behaviour both at school and in the home.
Example I play nicely with others'
Link http://people.oregonstate.edu/~flayb/MY%20PUBLICATIONS/Positive%20Action/Ji%20etal13%20SECDS%20scale%20development%20and%20validation.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 28
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 3-8
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α >.70 for
Test retest 2 weeks, r= [.62,.79]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Chi-square(130)= 260.14
p < .01
RMSEA = .04
CFI = .95
TLI = .99
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Multiple significant correlations with positive health behaviour, depression and anxiety (Table 3 possesses over 42 values)
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Ji, P., Flay, B. R., & DuBois, D. L. (2013). Social-emotional and character development scale: Development and initial validation with urban elementary school students. Journal of Research in Character Education, 9(2), 121-147. Retrieved from http://people.oregonstate.edu/~flayb/MY%20PUBLICATIONS/Positive%20Action/Ji%20etal13%20SECDS%20scale%20development%20and%20validation.pdf