Development of a rating scale to measure social skills in children: the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters (MESSY).

@article{Matson1983DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a rating scale to measure social skills in children: the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters (MESSY).},
  author={Johnny L. Matson and Anthony F. Rotatori and W J Helsel},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1983},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={335-40}
}
The development of a scale for assessing social skills with children is reported. The Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters ( MESSY) was completed on 744 children between 4 and 18 years of age. A self-report form was completed on 422 children while 322 children were rated on a teacher-report measure using a 5-point Likert-type scale. Analyses included test-retest reliability conducted at a 2-week interval using Pearson correlations, factor-analytic procedures and selected analyses… CONTINUE READING

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