Children's Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions

The Children's Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions scale is designed to measure youths’ perceptions of their ability to be successful in social interactions. This includes their ability to be persuasive towards peers in positive ways. The questionnaire contains two subscales that measure social self-efficacy in conflict and non-conflict situations. The subscales can be used separately or combined into a total score.

 

Tool

Administration Method
Number of Questions
22
Creator(s) of Tool
Wheeler, V. A., & Ladd, G. W. (1982). Assessment of children’s self-efficacy for social interactions with peers. Developmental Psychology, 18(6),795

http://www.communityschools.org/assets/1/AssetManager/Survey3.pdf
Scoring / Benchmarking
Scoring Procedures: Responses for the 4-point scale items are:

1=HARD!
2= Hard
3= Easy
4= EASY!

The subscale items are summed to produce total scores. Items for efficacy in conflict situations subscale are 1,4,6,10,11,13,15,17,19,21. Items for the non-conflict situations subscale are 2,3,5,7,8,9,12,14,16,18,20,22. All 22 items can also be combined and summed to produce a total score of children’s self-efficacy in peer interactions.
Background / Quality
Reliability: Alpha for the conflict situations subscale is .85 and .73 for nonconflict situations subscale. Alpha for the total scale is .85.
Is there a cost associated with this tool?
No
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