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Adolescent Measures

Preface
  • Kathryn R. Wilson
  • Judith A. Jordan
  • Amanda M. Kras
Chapter
Part of the ABCT Clinical Assessment Series book series (ABCT)

Abstract

Adolescence is a developmental period during which social interactions emerge as highly salient. These social interactions impact adolescents’ overall well-being and represent a significant source of social support. Although social interactions are important during childhood, these interactions take on a new form during the teen years, as individuals learn a complex set of skills for interacting with others in different types of relationships. The complexity of this skills set stems in part from the increasing importance of peer interactions that may be based on ephemeral social norms and that may be highly specialized to different peer groups and associations. With the increased significance of social interactions during adolescence comes the need for accurate assessment tools that measure adolescent social skills and gauge the nature and outcome of these important interactions. For these tools to be implemented effectively, however, knowledge of them must be made readily available to both researchers and clinicians. The overall goal of this section is to provide researchers and clinicians access to information regarding assessment measures of adolescent social skills and, in doing so, to also highlight areas that would benefit from further development.

Keywords

Social Skill Social Competence Social Skill Deficit Teacher Rate Scales Social Skill Rate System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn R. Wilson
    • 1
  • Judith A. Jordan
    • 1
  • Amanda M. Kras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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