About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Aggressive domain; Passive domain
Description Assesses social skills deficits.
Example Speaks in a demanding voice
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/073428298500300202

Implementation details

No. of items 21
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 6-18
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .92
Test retest 1 week, r= .69 for passive domain and r=.92 for aggressive domain; 1 month, r= .64 for passive domain and r=.73 for aggressive domain
Inter-rater reliability r= [.57,.72] for the aggressive domain and r= [.32,.80] for the passive domain
EFA 2-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= .65 with the Portland Problem Behaviour Checklist Revised
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Waksman, S. (1985). The development and psychometric properties of a rating scale for children's social skills. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 3(2), 111-121. doi:10.1177/073428298500300202