Consortium on Individual Development

CID measures of Social competence and Behavioural control

Core CID measures of social competence and behavioural control

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.

Social competence and behavioural control are essential skills for functioning in society and for reducing risk of behavioural and emotional problems.

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.

For the assessments of social competence and behavioural control within CID, see here. In all cohorts a specific subset of measures is used to track the development of these two aspects of behaviour.