About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Conflict resolution/avoidance; Warmth and empathy; Social involvement
Description Focuses upon a wide range of social skills and behaviours.
Example Listens to other people's points of view during arguments
Link http://www.scaswebsite.com/index.php?p=1_57

Implementation details

No. of items 30
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .92
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Factor analysis
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .55 between Social Skills Questionnaire- Parent Version (SSQ-P) and Social Competence with Peers Questionnaire-parent version (SCPQ-P); r= .25 between SSQ-P and SSQ-T (Teacher version); r= .43 between SSQ-P and SSQ-S (Student version)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Spence, S. H., Donovan, C., & Brechman-Toussaint, M. (2000). The treatment of childhood social phobia: The effectiveness of a social skills training-based, cognitive behavioural intervention, with and without parental involvement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 41(6), 713-726. doi:10.1017/s0021963099005934
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