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The Vineland Social Maturity Scale is a nonprojective personality measure designed to help in the assessment of social competence. It was developed by the American psychologist Edgar Arnold Doll.

FormatEdit

The test consists of 8 sub-scales measuring:

  • Communication skills
  • General self help ability
  • Locomotion skills
  • Occupation skills
  • Self direction
  • Self help eating
  • Self help dressing
  • Socialization skills

AdministrationEdit

The test is administered during an interview with a parent or other person familiar with the person being assessed.

See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

BooksEdit

  • Doll, E.A. (1950). Your Child Grows Up.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Clinical Integration. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Design of the Scale. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Exploratory Studies. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Illustrative Examinations. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Introduction. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Item Criteria. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Item Specification. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Item Validation--Feeble-Minded Subjects. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). The measurement of social competence: A manual for the Vineland Social Maturity Scale. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Normative Standardization. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Postulates. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Procedures and Scoring. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Scale Validation--V. T. S. Subjects. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Doll, E. A. (1953). Varieties of Uses. Us: Educational Test Bureau Educational Publishers.
  • Geensen, M. (1974). Retarded children: An analysis of test scores. Tilburg, Netherlands: Tilburg University Press.
  • Gesell, A., & Doll, E. A. (1953). Developmental Procedures. New York, NY: Ronald Press Company.
  • Watson, R. I. (1951). The Vineland Social Maturity Scale. New York, NY: Harper and Brothers.

PapersEdit

  • Altepeter, T. S., Moscato, E. M., & Cummings, J. A. (1986). Comparison of scores of hearing-impaired children on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales and the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Psychological Reports Vol 59(2, Pt 1) Oct 1986, 635-639.
  • Barclay, A., & Goulet, L. R. (1963). An interpretative profile technique for use with the vineland social maturity scale: Journal of Clinical Psychology 19(3) 1963, 303-304.
  • Britton, W. H., & Eaves, R. C. (1986). Relationship between the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales--Classroom Edition and the Vineland Social Maturity Scales: American Journal of Mental Deficiency Vol 91(1) Jul 1986, 105-107.
  • Doll, E. A. (1940). Annotated bibliography on the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Journal of Consulting Psychology Vol 4(4) Jul 1940, 123-132.
  • Eggert, D. (1974). A comparative study on the social competence of trainable mentally retarded children and non-retarded children with the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie Vol 23(4) May-Jun 1974, 139-144.
  • Fromme, D. K. (1974). On the use of the Vineland Social Maturity Scale as an estimate of intellectual functioning: Journal of Clinical Psychology Vol 30(1) Jan 1974, 67-68.
  • Givens, T. (1978). The current status of three major techniques for the assessment of social competence in the diagnosis of the potentially retarded child: Southern Journal of Educational Research Vol 12(2) Spr 1978, 75-84.
  • Holroyd, R. G. (1966). A profile sheet to facilitate administration of the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Journal of Clinical Psychology 22(2) 1966, 197-199.
  • Kaplan, H. E., & Alatishe, M. (1976). Comparison of ratings by mothers and teachers on preschool children using the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Psychology in the Schools Vol 13(1) Jan 1976, 27-28.
  • Krugman, M. (1956). Review of Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Journal of Consulting Psychology Vol 20(5) Oct 1956, 408-409.
  • No authorship, i. (1954). Review of The measurement of social competence: A manual for the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Journal of Consulting Psychology Vol 18(1) Feb 1954, 74.
  • Quarrington, B., & Solomon, B. (1975). A current study of the social maturity of deaf students: Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement Vol 7(1) Jan 1975, 70-77.
  • Raggio, D. J., & Massingale, T. W. (1990). Comparability of the Vineland Social Maturity Scale and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale--Survey Form with infants evaluated for developmental delay: Perceptual and Motor Skills Vol 71(2) Oct 1990, 415-418.
  • Raggio, D. J., & Massingale, T. W. (1993). Comparison of the Vineland Social Maturity Scale, The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales--Survey Form, and the Bayley Scales of Infant Development with infants evaluated for developmental delay: Perceptual and Motor Skills Vol 77(3, Pt 1) Dec 1993, 931-937.
  • Roszkowski, M. J. (1980). Concurrent validity of the Adaptive Behavior Scale as assessed by the Vineland Social Maturity Scale: American Journal of Mental Deficiency Vol 85(1) Jul 1980, 86-89.
  • Shneidman, E. S. (1956). Review of Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Journal of Consulting Psychology Vol 20(5) Oct 1956, 409-410.
  • Song, A. Y., & Jones, S. E. (1982). Vineland Social Maturity Scale norm examined: The Wisconsin experience with 0- to 3-year-old children: American Journal of Mental Deficiency Vol 86(4) Jan 1982, 428-431.

DissertationsEdit

  • Frey, E. G. (1982). Discrimination of mental disability in mental retardation with the WAIS and Vineland Social Maturity Scale: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Griggs, S. L. (1978). The use of selected instruments in the assessment of and programming for developmentally retarded pre-school children: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Kearse, T. (1986). Social reasoning in boys: An evaluation of Selman's theory of social understanding: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • McCartney, A. J. (1987). The Vineland Social Maturity Scale and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale with Mississippi's mentally retarded citizens: Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • Teller, H. C. (1975). A comparison of levels of retardation for two groups of adolescents, Anglo and Hispanic, using the Vineland Social Maturity Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Dissertation Abstracts International.

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