About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages
Subscales Two main factors: Self-assertion; Self-inhibition;Self-Inhibition contains 4 subscales: Delay of gratification; Compliance; Frustration/Tolerance; PatienceSelf-Assertion contains 3 subscales: Verbal self-assertiveness; Self-expressiveness; Positive peer participation
Description It rates the self-regulatory skills of children.
Example Can wait his/her turn if teacher is speaking to another child
Link Contact author at slolson@umich.edu

Implementation details

No. of items 71
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 3-5
Cost single purchase Available from a
Cost per child Available from a

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .82-.85
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability r= .82 for Self-Assertion;
r= .85 for Self-Inhibition
EFA 2-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Olson, S., & Kashiwagi, K. (2000). Teacher ratings of behavioral self-regulation in preschool children: A Japanese/U.S. Comparison. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 21(6), 609–617. doi:10.1016/s0193-3973(00)00056-3