This article describes a functional model of social competence involving a stimulus situation, a behavior, and a set of outcomes. Socially competent behaviors are assumed to be affected by functional capacity, social awareness, temperament, and learning history. Four outcomes are suggested as requirements for socially competent behaviors: behavioral, communicative, instrumental, and affective.
A functional model of social competence
Bailey, D., & Simeonsson, RJ. (1985). A functional model of social competence. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 4(4), 20-31. https://doi.org/10.1177/027112148500400404
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