ERIC Number: ED385965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Assessing the Job-Related Social Skills of Adolescents and Young Adults with Behavioral Disorders: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Characteristics of Two Measures.
Bullis, Michael; And Others
This report describes the development and testing of two measures of job-related social behavior of adolescents and young adults, ages 14-21, with behavior disorders (BD). Following an introduction of the concept of job-related social behavior, detailed descriptive information and data are provided on development and field testing of the instruments and results of validity studies. The Job-Related Social Skills Assessment Battery, which is based on content analysis of the kinds of social problems and interactions experienced by youth with BD in the vocational environment, includes the Scale of Social Skills Knowledge (SSSK) and the Scale of Social Skills Performance (SSSP). Suggestions for using the measures and possible future research and development procedures are addressed. Included is a taxonomy of job-related social problems, which lists behaviors under 16 categories. Also provided are the 21-page SSSK and the 41-page SSSP, including instructions for administration and scoring. The SSSK should be administered individually to subjects using verbal role-playing and concerns interactions with work supervisors and coworkers. The SSSP is a rating scale to be completed by a person who has observed the individual at the work setting. (Contains 65 references.) (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Oregon State Coll., Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Note: Document contains some small print.