BehaviourFamily ServicesParentingSupport ServicesToolsYouthPeer Friendships Scale for Teenagers

Author: Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a 0-4 scales with the following ratings and answer options: (0) Nothing at all like me; (1) A little like me; (2) Somewhat like me; (3) A lot like me; (4) Exactly like me. Lower scores indicate a better peer friendships of the young person

Number of questions: 4

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures the young person’s ability to make friends and sustain positive friendships with their peers
  • Suitable for use in any program working with young people
  • The tool has excellent reliability and should be used in conjunction with the Peer Friendships Scale for Parents

The Peer Friendships Scale for Teenagers tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people to assist in the measurement of the quality of their friendships.

This tool was created by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.