Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation‐30 (SCBE-30)

The Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation - 30 (SCBE-30) is a short version of an 80 item Likert measure for parents and teachers to assess  social-emotional competence, internalizing behaviors, and externalizing behaviors in preschool children. It was formerly sold by WPS Publishing but no longer is. It has been translated into many languages and is used in cross-national comparisons.

Content

Domains
Relationship Skills,
Self Awareness,
Self Management,
Social Awareness
Subdomain

Social Competence, Anger-Aggression, Anxiety-Withdrawal

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish,
Chinese
Other Language/s
Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Vietnamese
Respondent
Teacher,
Parent

Administration Information

Length
15 minutes
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Use in Research

Allan, N. P., & Lonigan, C. J. (2011). Examining the dimensionality of effortful control in preschool children and its relation to academic and socioemotional indicators. Developmental Psychology, 47(4), 905. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023748

Bayindir, D., Güven, G., Sezer, T., Aksin-Yavuz, E., & Yilmaz, E. (2017). The relationship between maternal acceptance-rejection levels and preschoolers' social competence and emotion regulation skills. Journal of Education and Learning, 6(2), 305-316. https://doi.org/10.5539/jel.v6n2p305

Chen, Q., & Jiang, Y. (2002). Social competence and behavior problems in Chinese preschoolers. Early Education and Development, 13(2), 171-186. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15566935eed1302_4

LaFreniere, P., Masataka, N., Butovskaya, M., Chen, Q., Auxiliadora Dessen, M., Atwanger, K., … Frigerio, A. (2002). Cross-cultural analysis of social competence and behavior problems in preschoolers. Early Education & Development, 13(2), 201–220. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15566935eed1302_6

Roskam, I., Hoang, T. V., & Schelstraete, M. A. (2017). A cross-cultural comparison of Belgian and Vietnamese children’s social competence and behavior. Early Education and Development, 28(4), 475-487. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2016.1248167

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Echeverría, A. V., Rocha, T., Leite, J. C., Teixeira, P., & Cruz, O. (2016). Portuguese validation of the social competence and behavior evaluation scale (SCBE-30). Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41155-016-0014-z

Fernandes, M., Santos, A. J., Antunes, M., Fernandes, C., Monteiro, L., Vaughn, B. E., & Veríssimo, M. (2020). Convergent and discriminant validities of SCBE-30 questionnaire using correlated trait–correlated method minus one. Frontiers in psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.571792

Humphrey, N., Kalambouka, A., Wigelsworth, M., Lendrum, A., Lennie, C., & Farrell, P. (2010). New Beginnings: evaluation of a short social–emotional intervention for primary‐aged children. Educational Psychology, 30(5), 513–532. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2010.483039

Kotler, J. ., & McMahon, R. . (2002). Differentiating anxious, aggressive, and socially competent preschool children: Validation of the Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation-30 (parent version). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40(8), 947–959. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0005-7967(01)00097-3

LaFreniere, P. J., & Dumas, J. E. (1996). Social competence and behavior evaluation in children ages 3 to 6 years: The short form (SCBE-30). Psychological Assessment, 8(4), 369–377. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.8.4.369

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Likert