Social Perspective Taking

Social Perspective Taking (SPT) is measured through three sub-scales which are the SPT Propensity scale, the SPT Confidence scale, and the SPT Importance scale (24 items total). In the initial study, a performance task to assess social perspective taking ability and an interview to uncover motivations behind SPT were also administered. 

Content

Domains
Social Awareness
Subdomain

Social Perspective Taking

Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
2 hours (including performance task & interview)
Qualifications

N/A

Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Price

Free

Contact

Hunter Gehlbach

gehlbach@jhu.edu

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Ahn, S. J. (2011). Embodied experiences in immersive virtual environments: Effects on pro-environmental attitude and behavior. Stanford, CA, USA: Stanford University. 

Dugan, J. P., Bohle, C. W., Woelker, L. R., & Cooney, M. A. (2014). The role of social perspective-taking in developing students’ leadership capacities. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice51(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1515/jsarp-2014-0001

Gehlbach, H., Marietta, G., King, A. M., Karutz, C., Bailenson, J. N., & Dede, C. (2015). Many ways to walk a mile in another’s moccasins: Type of social perspective taking and its effect on negotiation outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior52, 523-532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.12.035

Gehlbach, H., & Brinkworth, M. E. (2012). The social perspective taking process: Strategies and sources of evidence in taking another’s perspective. Teachers College Recordhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11393842

Gehlbach, H., Young, L. V., & Roan, L. K. (2012). Teaching social perspective taking: How educators might learn from the Army. Educational Psychology32(3), 295-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2011.652807

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Gehlbach, H., Brinkworth, M. E., & Wang, M. T. (2012). The social perspective taking process: What motivates individuals to take another’s perspective?. Teachers College Record. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11393841

National Comparison
No
Item Type
Open response
Likert