BehaviourRelationshipsToolsYouthChildren’s Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions

Author(s): Wheeler, V. A., & Ladd, G. W. (1982). Assessment of children’s self-efficacy for social interactions with peers. Developmental Psychology, 18(6),795

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a 4-point scale where 1 = “Hard” and 4 = “Easy”. Contains two separate scales around conflict and non-conflict situations.

Number of questions: 22

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures youth perception of their ability to successfully navigate social interactions
  • The tool also measures youth’s perceived ability to persuade and influence their peers in positive directions
  • Suitable for programs measuring the ability of children and adolescents to successfully navigate social situations (e.g., assessment of leadership qualities or social orientation)
  • Suitable for primary and high school aged students

The Children’s Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of children and adolescents to assist in the measurement of skills for navigating social situations and being a positive influence on peers.