Social competence can be described as traits that a human being adapts to in their surrounding so as to fit in and interact with others. These include emotional, social and cognitive skills. A social competence questionnaire is an essential tool in finding out skills such as empathy and range of communicative behavior. It also tries to determine the degree of social competence. A social competence questionnaire can be used to find out skills and behavior a society perceives as those that enhance healthy social development. The social competence questionnaire below can be used to determine the social adaptation of adolescents in a society.
Sample Social Competence Questionnaire
Fill in the following details in regard to your relationship with other people in your community
How many friends do you have?
More than 20 __________
Which method of communication do you often use with your friends?
Face to face: _________
Instant messaging: _________
Telephone calls: _________
Networking sites: __________
Use this key for the following questions
3-All the time, 2-Sometimes; 1- Never
When I meet new people I interact with them______________
I am able to deduce another person’s feelings, (either happy or sad) ________________
In a group I am able to take a leadership role _____________________
I stand up for a friend who is being bullied ________________________
In my community, I participate in youth activities.________________
I demonstrate helpfulness towards adults_________________
When I am with others I criticize them_______________
In unfamiliar settings I keep to myself_____