Social Competence and Adjustment

  title={Social Competence and Adjustment},
  author={G. Leonard Burns and Amerigo Farina},
A research programme is described that is concerned with the general issue of adjustment, but focuses more specifically on social competence, viewed as a manageable and measurable component of adjustment. At first, the subjects of the research were psychiatric patients and it was found that better adjusted ones have a larger repertoire of social skills and use these more appropriately than more poorly adjusted patients. Correlations found between the social skill of parent and patient offspring… CONTINUE READING