The purpose of this study was to assess the behavioral meaning of scores from a teacher-judgement measure of social competence. The measure is based on two judgmental instruments, the Social Competence Scale and the Problem Checklist, and it is scored in terms of two independent dimensions of competence. The latter are labeled Interest-Participation versus Apathy-Withdrawal (Factor 1) and Cooperation-Compliance versus Anger-Defiance (Factor 2). The validity of this measure was assessed in terms of observational data collected in the classroom, with these data gathered by means of a schedule designed to parallel the judgment measure. Analysis yielded support for the convergent and discriminant validity of Factor 1 scores in the case of boys and for the convergent validity of Factor 2 scores for girls. There was no support, however, for the validity of Factor 1 scores for girls or Factor 2 scores for boys.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1037//0022-006X.51.6.809
Journal Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
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Ali Khan, N. (N.), & Hoge, R.D. (1983). A teacher-judgment measure of social competence: Validity data. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 51(6), 809–814. doi:10.1037//0022-006X.51.6.809