Definition and Measurement of Social Competence

Recently, we have teamed up with the Iarocci Lab in a validation study of a newly developed measure of social competence, the Multidimensional Social Competence Scale (MSCS; Yager & Iarocci, 2013). Specifically, we are examining the psychometric properties of parent-, teacher- and self-rating versions of the MSCS in youth, adolescent, and adult populations. This study functions mainly to pilot the MSCS for use in a large-scale study of social competence for which Drs. Iarocci and Slaney have applied for a SSHRC Insight Grant.

Relevant Publications:

Trevisan, D., Tafreshi, D., Slaney, K. L., Yager, J., & Iarocci, G. (2018). A psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Social Competence Scale (MSCS) for young adults. PLoS ONE


Yager, J., & Iarocci, G. (2013). The development of the Multidimensional Social Competence Scale: A standardized measure of social competence in autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 6(6), 631-641.