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Pages: 3125-3130
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

SOCIAL COMPETENCE: STUDENTS´ PERCEPTIONS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL

A. Candeias

University of Evora (PORTUGAL)
Social competence can be defined as the ability to select and implement the appropriate cognitive and behavioural resources to deal with the challenges of specific social situations. (Candeias, 2008). This study proposes to present and discuss children and adolescents’ perceptions about their social competence. Participants were 842 children and adolescents’, 477 girls (56.7%) and 365 boys (43.3%), aged 7 to 16 years old (µ=11.50±2.00), attending the 4th (N=278), 6th (N=313), and 9th (N=251) grades, at elementary and secondary schools, in the northern, central and southern Portugal. These participants fulfilled the Perceived Social Competence Scale (PSC; Candeias, 2008) which consists of seven subscales: six subscales concern hypothetical social situations, and one other subscale concern excellent performance, in general, in those social situations. PSC was administered in two different assessment moments, with an intermission of one year. No statistical significant differences were found between the three groups of participants (4th, 6th and 9th graders), at pre-test, as well as, at post-test. Implications are drawn to the development of future educational interventions that promote social competence.
@InProceedings{CANDEIAS2014SOC,
author = {Candeias, A.},
title = {SOCIAL COMPETENCE: STUDENTS´ PERCEPTIONS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {3125-3130}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Candeias
TI - SOCIAL COMPETENCE: STUDENTS´ PERCEPTIONS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2014 Proceedings
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EP - 3130
ER -
A. Candeias (2014) SOCIAL COMPETENCE: STUDENTS´ PERCEPTIONS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 3125-3130.
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