This subscale is derived from the Self Perception Profile for Young Children (Harter‚ 1985).
Check only ONE box for each question. For each question‚ decide first which statement ismost like you. Then put an X in one of the answer boxes next to that statement. It shouldlook like the sample item below.
Some kids would rather play outdoors in their spare time.
Other kids would rather watch T.V
1. Some kids find it hard to make friends. BUT Other kids find it pretty easy to make friends.
2. Some kids have a lot of friends. BUT Other kids don’t have very many friends.
3. Some kids would like to have a lot more friends. BUT Other kids have as many friends as they want.
4. Some kids are always doing things with a lot of kids. BUT Other kids usually do things by themselves.
5. Some kids wish that more people their age liked them. BUT Other kids feel that most people their age do like them.
6. Some kids are popular with others their age. BUT Other kids are not very popular..
This instrument can be found on page 132-133 of Assessing Outcomes in Child and Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook‚ available online at: http://fyi.uwex.edu/topic/youth/
Point values are assigned as follows:
1= Really True for Me
2= Sort of True for Me
3=Sort of True for Me
4= Really True for Me
Items 2‚ 4‚ and 6 are reverse coded. Responses are then summed to produce a final score.
Permission: Not needed to use this scale although the author requests that this
Harter‚ S. (1985). Self Perception Profile for Children. University of Denver‚ University Park‚
Denver‚ CO 80208‚ Ph: 303 871-2000‚ [email protected]