Perceived Social Self-Efficacy (PSSE)

1.    Start a conversation with someone you don’t know very well.
2.    Express your opinion to a group of people discussing a subject that is of interest to you.
3.    Work on a school‚ work‚ community or other project with people you don’t know very well.
4.    Help to make someone you’ve recently met feel comfortable with your group of friends.
5.    Share with a group of people an interesting experience you once had.
6.    Put yourself in a new and different social situation.
7.    Volunteer to help organize an event.
8.    Ask a group of people who are planning to engage in a social activity (e.g.‚ go to a movie) if you can join them.
9.    Get invited to a party that is being given by a prominent or popular individual.
10.Volunteer to help lead a group or organization.
11.Keep your side of the conversation.
12.Be involved in group activities.
13.Find someone to spend a weekend afternoon with.
14.Express your feelings to another person.
15.Find someone to go to lunch with.
16.Ask someone out on a date.
17.Go to a party or social function where you probably won’t know anyone.
18.Ask someone for help when you need it.
19.Make friends with a member of your peer group.
20.Join a lunch or dinner table where people are already sitting and talking.
21.Make friends in a group where everyone else knows each other.
22.Ask someone out after s/he was busy the first time you asked.
23.Get a date to a dance that your friends are going to.
24.Call someone you’ve met and would like to know better.
25.Ask a potential friend out for coffee.
1=No Confidence‚ 2= Little Confidence‚ 3= Moderate Confidence‚ 4= Much Confidence‚ 5=Complete Confidence

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