Childs Self Efficacy Scale Essay

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Children’s Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions (Wheeler & Ladd, 1982) Description: This scale is designed to measure youths’ perceptions of their ability to be successful in social interactions. This includes their ability to be persuasive towards peers in positive ways. The questionnaire contains two subscales that measure social self-efficacy in conflict and non- conflict situations. The subscales can be used separately or combined into a total score. Ages: 7-10 years old, Grades 3-8 Reliability: Alpha for the conflict situations subscale is .85 and .73 for non- conflict situations subscale. Alpha for the total scale is .85. Number of Items: 22. Scoring Procedures: Responses for the 4-point scale items are: 1=HARD!, 2= Hard, 3= Easy and 4= EASY! The subscale items are summed to produce total scores. Items for efficacy in conflict situations subscale are 1,4,6,10,11,13,15,17,19,21. Items for the non-conflict situations subscale are 2,3,5,7,8,9,12,14,16,18,20,22. All 22 items can also be combined and summed to produce a total score of children’s self-efficacy in peer interactions. Permission: Not needed for use of this scale Administration: Instruct the respondents to circle the answer that best indicates how much the question is like them. Explain that the big HARD! and EASY! are stronger answers than the little easy and hard. So, if they completely agree with the statement they should circle, EASY! if they agree a little they should circle, easy. Circle the response that best describes how well you can do the following things. HARD! Means it is really hard for you and EASY! means it is really easy for you, hard and easy means it is a little bit hard or easy for

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