Perceived Competence Scale (PCS)

Perceived Competence Scale (PCS)


The Perceived Competence Scale (PCS) is a short, 4-item questionnaire, and it assesses participants' feelings of competence about, say, taking a particular college course, engaging in a healthier behavior, participating in a physical activity regularly, or following through on some commitment.  Because the PCS pertains to particular behaviors or behavioral domains, it can be easily adapted to study additional behaviors or behavioral domains.



The website provides two versions of the PCS conerning the feelings of being able to stick with a treatment regimen and the feelings of being able to master the material in a course as well as links to its documentation.


Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.


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