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Discriminant validity of a measurement system for assessing social competence

Ralph, A. (1990) Discriminant validity of a measurement system for assessing social competence. Behaviour Change, 7 (2). pp. 76-83.

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A system of assessing social competence based on empirical analysis of a sample of non-referred subjects was applied to a group of subjects referred for social skills training. Scores obtained with the system discriminated between the referred and non-referred subjects. Data also supported the use of the system to evaluate changes which occurred during the course of the training program. However, this finding was not uniform across all subjects. Discussion centres on the variables which might account for this lack of uniformity and on further applications for the system as a research and therapy tool.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Inquiry
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Copyright: © The Author(s) 1990
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