The aim of this study was to confirm the “Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters (MESSY II) (Matson, Neal, Worley, Kozlowski, & Fodstad, 2012) for children with autism spectrum disorder. The internal consistency of the MESSY II was also examined. The research was carried out with the participation of 269 pupils studying in schools which accept children who are within the spectrum of autism, from different areas of Greece. The participants were 222 boys and 74 girls. The Greek version of MESSY-II for children with autism spectrum disorder was used. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were checked by performing a confirmatory factor analysis and an internal consistency analysis. From the analysis of the results and the discussion that followed we come to the following conclusions: a. The Greek version of MESSY II has shown stable psychometric properties, which partially support its use in the Greek school context for children with autism spectrum disorder. b. The pupils seem to present satisfactory levels of social skills.
|Translated title of the contribution||Reliability and validity of the matson evaluation of social skills with youngsters (MESSY II) for children with autism spectrum disorder|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2016|
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Confirmatory analysis
- Social skills