The HCSBS is designed to be completed by home- and community-based raters. It provides integrated comprehensive ratings of both social skills and antisocial problem behaviors. The HCSBS includes two co-normed scales. The Social Competence scale includes 32 items that measure adaptive, prosocial skills on two subscales: Peer Relations, and Self-Management/Compliance. The Antisocial Behavior scale includes 32 items that measure socially linked problem behaviors on two subscales: Defiant/Disruptive and Antisocial-Aggressive.
The HCSBS was standardized with a national sample of ratings of 1,562 children and adolescents ages 5-18. The norm sample closely approximates the 2000 U.S. Census in terms of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and special education participation. Raw scores are converted to T-scores, percentile ranks, and descriptive Social Functioning Levels. Interrater reliability coefficients from mother's and father's rating the same child have been documented at .86 for the Social Competence total score, and .71 for the Antisocial Behavior total score. Extensive validity evidence for the HCSBS is documented in the User's Guide.
Only score sheets are included in this product. The manual (product A155) is required to give the assessment.