Social Competence and Skill: A Reassessment

  • Hyman Hops
  • Melissa Finch


This chapter reports on a study of social and nonsocial variables hypothesized to contribute to social competence among preschool children. Three areas of basic skill in the child’s repertoire were examined—language, motor, and social. We also examined a sample of parents’ child-rearing skills in the home setting. As a measure of social competence, the judgments of children by social agents in their environment—parents, peers, and teachers—were used.


Social Skill Motor Skill Social Competence Social Agent Positive Social Interaction 
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  • Melissa Finch

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