The structure and construct validity of the California
Preschool Social Competency Scale as used
with disadvantaged children (N = 1,723) in New
York State was investigated through factor analysis.
Five factors were extracted and interpreted as (1)
Considerateness; (2) Extraversion; (3) Task Orientation;
(4) Verbal Facility; and (5) Response to the
Unfamiliar. The first three of these were found to
be empirically similar to the three dimensions of
the Classroom Behavior Inventory. These three factors
plus the fourth, Verbal Facility, appeared to be
conceptually similar to factors isolated in a number
of other research-based social competency scales.
Flint, David L & et al. (1980). Dimensionality of the California Preschool Social Competency Scale. Applied Psychological Measurement, 4, 203-212. doi:10.1177/014662168000400207
Flint, David L.; Hick, Thomas L.; Horan, Mary D.; Irvine, David J.; Kukuk, Susan E..
Dimensionality of the California Preschool Social Competency.
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