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Social function assessment tools for children and adolescents: a systematic review from 1988 to 2010

Crowe, L. M., Beauchamp, M. H., Catroppa, C., and Anderson, V.
Advances in neuroscience have added to the understanding of social functioning which has become an increasing area of focus in the psychology and neuropsychology literature. Given importance of appropriate social functioning to everyday interactions, as well as psychological well-being, accurately identifying and documenting such functions constitute a critical undertaking for both researchers and clinicians in psychology and related health professions. This review aimed to identify available social function assessment tools for children and adolescents using a comprehensive search method. Eighty-six measures were identified. Information on the assessment tools including the theoretical model they are based on, age range, sample used in development, and psychometric information are described. Results will aid researchers, psychologists and other health professionals in the selection of an appropriate tool to assess social function.
Social function assessment tools for children and adolescents: A systematic review
Clin Psychol Rev
1873-7811 (Electronic)
Publication year:
Functional status:
Social functioning
Children (0-18)
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and related symptoms
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Codes for special purposes
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
3 - Diaries
5 - Videos
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations
AAAS - Adolescent Attribution Assessment Scale
Adolescent Intimacy Scale
AFCS - Adolescent Friendship Closeness Scale
Affective Relationships Scale
ASIP - Adolescent Social Interaction Profile
ASSES - Adolescent Social Self-Efficacy Scale
Assessment of Social Problem-Solving Skills
Behavioral Test of Interpersonal Competence for Children-Revised
Checklist of Adolescent Problem Situations
Child and Adolescent Social and Adaptive Functioning Scale
Child and Adolescent Social Perception Measure
Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale-Level 1 (and Level 2)
Children's Pictorial Perceived Social Support Instrument
Children's Self Report Social Skills Scale
Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Relations
Courting Behavior Scale
Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal Accuracy
Dyadic Friendship Qualities Score
Emotion Expression Scale for Children
Emotion Recognition Scales
Emotions and Conversations Task
Five Field Map
FQQ - Friendship Quality Questionnaire
FQS - Friendship Qualities Scale
Friendship Jealousy Questionnaire
Friendship Qualities Measure
Home and Community Social Behavior Scales
Importance of Friendship Qualities Measure
Intent Attributions
Interpersonal Competence Scale
Interpersonal Concerns Scale
Interpersonal Negotiation Strategies Interview
Interpersonal Problem Situation Inventory for Urban Adolescents
Interpersonal Problem-Solving Competency
Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment-Shortened version
Irony Task
Kinship Social Support Scale
MASP - Measure of Adolescent Social Performance
Measure of Adolescent Heterosocial Competence
Minnesota Tests of Affective Processing
Modesty Task
Modified Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction
Peer Assessment of Children's Prosocial Behavior
Peer Network and Dyadic Loneliness Scale
Perceived Adolescent Relationship Scale
Perceived Social Competence Scale
Prosocial Behavior Measure
PTM-R - Prosocial Tendencies Measure-Revised
Reading the Mind in Films Task
Relational Support Inventory
SBBS - School Social Behavior Scales
Schedules for the Assessment of Social Intelligence
SCI - Social Competence Inventory
SCST - Social Cognitive Skills Test
Social Aptitudes Scale
Social Attribution Task
Social Behavior Assessment Inventory
Social Behavior Questionnaire
Social Behavior Rating Scale
Social Cognitive Assessment Profile-Revised
Social Competence with Peers Questionnaire
Social-Emotional Learning Scale
Social Experience Questionnaire
Social Goal Scale-Physical Education
Social Information Processing Interview
Social Maturity Scale
Social Perception Task
Social Problem-Solving Inventory for Adolescents
Social Provisions Scale for Physical Activity
Social Situations Problem-Solving Assessment
Social Skills Knowledge Test
Social Skill Vignettes
Sociomoral Reflection Measure–Short Form
SSQ - Social Skills Questionnaire
SSRS - Social Skills Rating System-elementary (also Secondary)
Student Social Attribution Scale
Student Social Skills Rating Scale
Survey of Children's Social Support
Teacher Assessment of Social Behavior Questionnaire
Teacher Social Skills Rating Scale
Teenage Inventory of Social Skills
Walker-McConnell Scale of Social Competence and School Adjustment-Adolescent version
Walker-McConnell Scale of Social Competence and School Adjustment-Elementary
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