Community and Youth Collaborative Institute (CAYCI)
RESEARCH & EVALUATION
The LiFEsports Survey Tools includes seven brief survey scales because we know that program success depends on more than just the sport skills that youth learn. Children and youth are asked about a variety of social skills relate to social overall social competence and youth development. Through research at LiFEsports Summer Camp in Columbus, Ohio, we have tested these tools to make sure they gather reliable and valid information.
The list below shows each survey scale. Click on the name of each scale to access the corresponding technical report and read more about the psychometric properties of the individual scales. For more information about the LiFEsports Initiative as a whole, please visit their website.
The perceived self-control scale was developed for use in a sport-based positive youth development program to assess youths’ perceptions of their ability to control and manage their reactions and emotions.
The perceived effort scale was developed to assess youths’ perceptions of exerting effort and trying hard across various situations.
The teamwork scale for youth was designed to measure youths’ ability to collaborate and work together to achieve a common goal in the group/team context.
The perceived social responsibility scale was developed to assess youths’ perceptions of their commitment to others and their community.
The perceived social competence scale II was developed for use in a sport-based positive youth development program to measure the degree to which youth engage in prosocial behaviors.
The social sports experience scale was developed to assess youths’ perceptions of acting respectfully, responsibly, fairly, and cooperatively with others in sports activities.
The belonging scale was developed for use in youth development programs to assess youths’ perception of their sense of belonging to a program.