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ERIC Number: ED545960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 67
Abstractor: ERIC
Measures of Socio-Emotional Development in Middle Childhood. Working Paper No. 2001-03
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Meisels, Samuel J.
National Center for Education Statistics
This paper will review several important constructs in the area of social and emotional development of children in grades 2-5. The importance of social and emotional development has become increasingly evident in light of new research on the brain and the development of programs to prevent social and behavioral disorders in youth. This review will draw upon aspects of several different literatures--children's social and emotional development, developmental psychopathology, resilience, and children's motivation for learning. Its purpose is to place in context a recommendation for a measure of socio-emotional development to be used with 8-10 year olds. Following this brief review, the authors will describe several direct measures that address the areas identified in the review.
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey; Perceived Competence Scale for Children; Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale; Self Description Questionnaire; Social Skills Rating System
IES Funded: Yes