Academic and social self-efficacy scale: Development and initial validation

Frank M. Gresham, Sally Evans, Stephen N. Elliott

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The Academic and Social Self-Efficacy Scale (ASSESS) was developed to assess the self-efficacy judgments of students and to predict academic achievement and sociometric status. Self-reported judgments of academic self-efficacy best predicted academic achievement, whereas self-reported social self-efficacy best predicted sociometric status. Teacher- and parent-reported self-efficacy ratings were minimal predictors of achievement and sociometric status. A multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) analysis failed to provide evidence for convergent and discriminant validity. These results were interpreted in light of the situational specificity of behavior and cross-informant variability in behavior ratings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-138
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)


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