Assessment of children's self-efficacy for social interactions with peers

Valerie A. Wheeler, Gary W. Ladd

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Constructed the Children's Self-Efficacy for Peer Interaction Scale (CSPI) and administered it to 245 3rd-5th graders along with the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale and the Teacher Rating Scale of Social Efficacy. Analyses of reliability and construct validity indicated that the CSPI has psychometric properties that warrant its use. Ss' self-efficacy varied by grade and situation. The usefulness of the CSPI for research on children's social development is discussed. (24 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-805
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1982



  • construct validity of Children's Self-Efficacy for Peer Interaction Scale, 3rd-5th graders
  • reliability &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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