Social Competence - Teacher

Abstract

The Social Competence Scale - Teacher Version is a 25-item measure that assesses a child's prosocial behaviors, emotional self-regulation, and academic skills. This Scale was created for the Fast Track Project. Some items were adapted from the Kendall and Wilcox (1979) and Gersten (1976) assessments. New items were also developed.

Each item states a behavior that a child may display at school. The teacher assesses how well each statement describes the child. Responses are coded on a five-point Likert scale: "Not at all (0)," "A little (1)," "Moderately well (2)," "Well (3)," and "Very well (4)."

The Scale contains three subscales: Prosocial/Communication Skills, Emotional Regulation Skills, and Academic Skills. In addition to the subscale scores, a score for the combined Prosocial/Communication items and Emotional Regulation items is calculated, and a total score on all 25 items is also reported. Individual subscale scores, the combined score, and the total score are calculated as the mean of responses. If more than half of the items for a scale are missing responses, the score is not calculated. Measures with all responses missing are not scored.

T-tests of means for subscale scores and for the total score show significant differences between the normative and control groups for this study year. The internal consistency measure (Cronbach alpha values) indicates that the total score and subscale scores are useful.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: TyB
Scored Dataset Name: SCTySTc

Keywords

Prosocial Skills, Affective Behavior, Aggressive Behavior, Peer Relationships, Goal Orientation, Self Control.