Consortium on Individual Development

CID measures of Social competence and Behavioural control

CID measures of Social competence and Behavioural control

CID examines how environment (family characteristics, parents and siblings, peers, and broader societal influences including media) and child characteristics (genetic makeup, temperament, and pre- and perinatal factors) affect the development of social competence and behavioural control. Social competence and behavioural control are essential skills for functioning in society and for reducing risk of behavioural and emotional problems. The ultimate goal is reduction in externalizing behaviour problems, an increase of social competence, and more adaptive emotional regulation and behavioural control.

All four CID work packages focus on the development of social competence and behavioural control using the same core measures. In all cohorts a specific subset of measures is used to track the development of these two aspects of behaviour. In addition, there are several other joint instruments, allowing (partial) integration of datasets.

For the assessments of social competence and behavioural control within CID, please click here.

Central concepts in CID:
Social competence – The ability to engage in meaningful interactions with others;
Behavioural control – The ability to control one’s emotions, behaviour, and impulses and to adapt to rules.