Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation
The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation scale (SCBE), previously known as the Preschool Socio-Affective Profile, measures social competence, affective expression, and adjustment in children ages 2 1/2 to 6. Designed to describe a child's behavior for purposes of socialization and education, rather than diagnosis, it focuses on a child's adaptation to and functioning within his or her environment. It can be completed by a preschool, Head Start, or Kindegarten teacher.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Preschool Edition Author(s): Peter J. LaFreniere and Jean E. Dumas Date of Publication: 1995 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Time to Administer: 15 minutes Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression Population for which designed:
Age Range: 2 through 6 years old Grade Level: Preschool to Kindergarten Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Teacher Subtests and Scores:
Depressive-Joyful, Anxious-Secure, Angry-Tolerant, Isolated-Integrated, Aggressive-Calm, Egotistical-Prosocial, Oppositional-Cooperative, Dependent-Autonomous, Social Competence, Externalizing Problems, Internalizing Problems, General Adaptation Number of Items: 80 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: Not reported by author(s). Population: Not reported by author(s). Culture/ethnicity: Not reported by author(s). SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: Not assessed The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: Not assessed
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Masters Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Western Psychological Services
Original Reference(s): LaFreniere, P. J., & Dumas, J. E. (1995). Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation (Preschool Edition). Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services. Other Reference(s): LaFreniere, P. J., & Dumas, J. E. (1996). Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation children ages 3 to 6 years: The short form (SCBE-30). Psychological Assessment, 8 (4), 369-377.
LaFreniere, P. J., Dumas, J. E., Capuano, F., & Dubeau, D. (1992). Development and validation of the Preschool Socioaffective Profile. Psychological Assessment, 4 (4), 442-450.
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Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007