Social Skills Inventory

 

Author: Ronald E. Riggio

Social Skills Inventory

The Social Skills Inventory (SSI), also known as the Self-Description Inventory, assesses 6 basic social skills that underlie social competence. It evaluates verbal (social) and non-verbal (emotional) communication skills and identifies strengths and weaknesses. As such, the SSI acts as a reliable and valid abilities measure of Emotional Intelligence. The instrument is useful in individual and couples counseling, management and leadership training, and health psychology.

Clients respond to either the 90 item Original Form or 30 item Brief Form using a five-point scale, indicating the extent to which the description of the item applies to them. Scores are reported for one’s ability to send (encode), receive (decode) and manage (control) messages in both the social and emotional domains. A combined score is given to indicate global social and emotional intelligence.

The Social Skills Training Guide is a comprehensive resource guide for Social Skills training and development. The Guide provides a wide range of exercises to develop this domain of Emotional Intelligence.

Copyright © 1989-2018 by Ronald E. Riggio

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    Includes details on reliability, validity, scoring, normative information, and the SSI’s strong links to the measurement of Emotional Intelligence. A review-only copy of the SSI form is also included. PDFs are not refundable.
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    Minimum purchase of 20. Allows you to administer the SSI as an online survey using Mind Garden's Transform™ System. Includes data collection: data file with participants' raw data and raw scale scores. Optionally, Individual Reports and Group Reports can be generated from the collected data - requires the purchase of report licenses. Customization services are available.
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    Resource guide for Social Skills training and development based on many years of scientific research and development on human social skills.
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Features of the SSI

Purpose: Assess communication skills as they relate to overall social competence.

Length: 90 item Original Form (30 items for the Brief Form)

Average completion time: 30-40 minutes (10-20 for the Brief Form)

Target population: 8th grade reading level or higher

Administration: For individual or group administration

Uses of the SSI

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Leadership and management training
  • Health psychology research

Scales

Emotional Expressivity

Emotional Sensitivity

Emotional Control

Social Expressivity

Social Sensitivity

Social Control

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Available with SSI Transform™ Survey Hosting:
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These translations are available free of charge with your purchase of the license. Each PDF file contains the English forms and the translated forms on separate pages. To order, select your language from the Translation drop-down list on the product page. Need multiple translations? Contact us.

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Applications of Non-Verbal Communications


Ronald Riggio (2005). Applications of Nonverbal CommunicationRoutledge

The goal of this edited volume is to provide a much needed bridge between the research on nonverbal communication and the application of those findings. The book features contributions from some of the leading researchers in the field. These distinguished scholars apply their understanding of nonverbal communication processes to a variety of settings including hospitals and clinics, courtrooms and police stations, the workplace and government, the classroom, and everyday life. It explores nonverbal communication in public settings, in intimate relationships, and across cultures and general lessons such as the importance of context, individual differences, and how expectations affect interpretation.

Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills


Ronald Riggio (2013). Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills: The Soft Skills of LeadershipRoutledge

This edited volume explores different models, conceptualizations, and measures of leader interpersonal and influence "soft skills" that are so necessary for effective leadership. These include the communication skills, persuasion skills, political savvy, and emotional abilities used by leaders to inspire, motivate, and move followers toward the accomplishment of goals. The book emanates from the two-day-long 21st Kravis-de Roulet leadership conference, which brought together top scholars working in this area. The intent of the conference and this edited volume is to increase understanding of the interpersonal and influence skills, or "soft skills," of the leader, to highlight state-of-the-art research on the topic, and to provide clear, research-based guidelines for the development of leader skills.Chapter authors are recognized experts in their respective areas, and each section of the book will be introduced by an editor-authored chapter reviewing the specific topic area in brief.

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