Social Competence Scale — Parent Version

Social Competence Scale — Parent Version
Fast Track Project Technical Report
Anne Corrigan‚ 2002
1.    Accepts things not going his/her way
2.    Copes well with failure
3.    Thinks before acting
4.    Resolves problems with friends alone
5.    Can calm down when excited
6.    Does what told to do
7.    Good at understanding others feelings
8.    Controls temper when disagreement
9.    Shares things with others
10.Helpful to others
11.Listens to others points of view
12.Can give suggestions without being bossy
  • child’s prosocial behaviors
  • communication skills
  • self-control
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The Social Competence Scale contains two subscales: Prosocial/Communication Skills (Items 4‚ 7‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11 and 12) and Emotional Regulation Skills (Items 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ and 8). In addition to the subscale scores‚ a total score on the 12 items is also reported. Subscale scores and the total score are calculated as the mean of responses. If more than half of the items on a subscale score or on the total score are missing responses‚ the score is not calculated. Measures with all responses missing are not scored.

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