Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (SCBE)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (SCBE) measures social competence, emotion regulation and expression, and adjustment difficulties.
|Main constructs measured||
Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
Children ages 30 to 78 months
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Six-point Likert-type scale
English, French, Slovenian
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
Qualification Level B
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are eight basic scales:
There are four summary scales:
The SCBE is self-scored based on a scoring guide available for purchase from the developers.
Scores are norm-referenced. Norms were established based on a sample of more than 1,200 preschool students.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Technical evidence collected for the short form is based on a sample of 2,646 preschool students from three U.S. states and Montreal, Canada (LaFreniere & Dumas, 1996).
Inter-rater reliability of the three scales of the SCBE-30 ranged from 0.78 to .91. The internal consistency reliability of these scales ranged from 0.80 to 0.92. Test-retest reliability within a two-week period was in the range of 0.78-0.86 (LaFreniere & Dumas, 1996).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||wpspublish.com|
LaFreniere, P. J., & Dumas, J. E. , "Social competence and behavior evaluation: Preschool edition (SCBE)," Western Psychological Services, 1995.
LaFreniere, P.J. & Dumas, J.E. , "Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation in children aged three to six: The short form (SCBE-30)," Psychological Assessment, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1996, pp. 369–377.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.