Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children (SEQ-C)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The SEQ-C measures children's self-efficacy. It was designed to be used in the study of affective disorders.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Adolescents

Publication year for the most recent version

2001

Year originally developed

2001

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Student

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil

Number of items

24

Item format

Five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages

English

Fee for use Free and publicly available
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

A total self-efficacy score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three subscores:

  • Academic self-efficacy
  • Social self-efficacy
  • Emotional self-efficacy
Scoring procedures

The measure is self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence is based on a sample of young adolescents (N=330) from a public secondary school.

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) estimates ranged from 0.85 to 0.88.

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Exploratory factor analysis demonstrated three distinct factors. Significant gender differences were found for SEQ scores (girls reported lower self-efficacy than boys) (Muris, 2001).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
SEQ scales correlated negatively with measures of depression (Muris, 2001).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure link.springer.com
References

Muris, P. "A brief questionnaire for measuring self-efficacy in youths," Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 23, 2001, pp. 145–149.

Notes

Measure summary updated July 31, 2020.