• Journal Article

A functional model of social competence

Citation

Bailey, D., & Simeonsson, R. J. (1985). A functional model of social competence. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 4(4), 20-31. DOI: 10.1177/027112148500400404

Abstract

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.