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Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance - deutsche Fassung
The PSCA-D is intended to measure the self-image of 7-8-year-old children in the four areas of (1) cognitive competence, (2) sports competence, (3) peer acceptance and (4) mother acceptance by means of age-appropriate illustrated items for research, individual diagnosis and differential diagnosis, each with six items (= total of 24 items). The German version is based on the PSCA of Harter and Pike (1981, 1984). Reliability: In the German sample the internal consistency according to Cronbach was sufficient for peer acceptance (alpha = .81) and cognitive competence (alpha = .71), but unsatisfactory for sports competence (alpha = .58) and mother acceptance (alpha = .63). The internal consistency of the overall value was Alpha = .85. Validity: In the German sample, subscale intercorrelations varied between r = .32 and r = .50. A confirmatory factor analysis with LISREL VI confirmed a satisfactory fit of the four-factor model and a significantly worse fit of a two-factor model preferred by Harter and Pike (1984) based on exploratory factor analysis. The scales thus showed discriminant validity (interpretable as area specificity of the self-concept). Correlations with external criteria such as subject-specific self-concept, school grades, IQ, motor coordination, teacher judgement, popularity in class and loneliness confirmed the area specificity of the subscales.
Asendorpf, J. B. & Aken, M. A. G. v. (2002). PSCA-D. Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance - deutsche Fassung (Harter-Skalen) [Verfahrensdokumentation aus PSYNDEX Tests-Nr. 9002593, Bildversion für Jungen und Bildversion für Mädchen]. In Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Elektronisches Testarchiv. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name PSCA-D
English Name Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance - German version
Authors Asendorpf, J.B., Aken, M.A.G.v.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Pictorial Stimuli, Questionnaires, Personality Measures, Self-Perception, Competence; Social Acceptance
Language versions deu
Construct Self concept
Application age 7-8-year-old children (first and second graders)
Item number 24 items
Subscales (1) Cognitive Competence, (2) Physical Competence, (3) Peer Acceptance, (4) Mother Acceptance
Application time 15-20 min.
Interpretation time max. 1 min.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .58-.81 (scales), alpha = .85 (total value).
Validity Subscale intercorrelations; Two-factor model; discriminant and external validity.
Norms None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations.
Applications Research, Individual Diagnostics, Differential Diagnostics
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Asendorpf, J. B. & Aken, M. A. G. v. (1993). Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance - deutsche Fassung (PSCA-D). Berlin: Humboldt-Universität, Institut für Psychologie.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. i.R. Dr. Jens B. Asendorpf, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Psychologie, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin
Susan Harter, Ph.D., Emerita, Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Frontier Hall, 2155 S. Race St., Denver CO 80208, USA