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

The Social Competence 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 of secondary school age to assist in the measurement of their social competence, which includes social skills required to get along well with others including respecting the views of others, appreciating others, and working / communicating with others.

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