About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Prosocial behaviour; Asocial behaviour
Description An inventory to assess social competence in teenagers.
Example I hit other boys when they make me mad
Link http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED360337.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 40
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .88
Test retest 2 weeks, r= [.72,.90]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor solutio
CFA 2-factor model
SRMR= .07
GFI= .88
AGFI= .86
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Adolescents who reported higher levels of prosocial behaviour scored higher in Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire extraversion, r=
.12, and lower in Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire psychoticism, r= −.37
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Inderbitzen, H., & Garbin, C. (1992, November). An Investigation of the Construct Validity of the Teenage Inventory of Social Skills: A Convergent Multivariate Approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED360337.pdf
Inglés, C. J., Hidalgo, M. D., Xavier Méndez, F., & Inderbitzen, H. M. (2003). The Teenage Inventory of Social Skills: Reliability and validity of the Spanish translation. Journal of Adolescence, 26(4), 505–510. doi:10.1016/s0140-1971(03)00032-0