BehaviourEducationRelationshipsSupport ServicesToolsTrainingYouthSocial Competence Scale for Teenagers

Author(s): Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation

Collection Method: Self-report questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a scale with the following ratings and answer options: (0) Not at all like me; (1) A little like me; (2) Somewhat like me; (3) A lot like me; (4) Exactly like me. Also, (0) None of the time; (1) A little of the time; (2) Some of the time; (3) Some of the time; (4) All of the time. The scores can be summed up and higher scores indicate better social competence.

Number of questions: 9

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures young people’s skills in getting along with others, working well in a group and respecting others
  • Suitable for programs working with young people delivering a variety of activities such as leadership, youth justice, education and work readiness
  • The tool has good reliability and validity

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