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