Assessments for Measuring Young Children's Long-Term Relationships with Social Robots

2018-04-11T15:44:04Z (GMT) by Jacqueline Kory Westlund
Social robots are being increasingly developed for long-term interactions with children. However, there are few validated assessments for measuring young children's relationships with social robots.

We provide several social/relational assessments for measuring young children's relationships with social robots.

These assessments were pilot-tested in the spring of 2017. The following paper presents the results of the pilot study for the Inclusion of Other in Self (IOS) task, the Social-Relational Interview, the Narrative Description task, and the Targeted Self-disclosure task with children aged 4-7 years. The results showed that children could appropriately respond to these assessments and that they had high internal reliability.

You are free to use or adapt these assessments. If you do, please cite the following paper:

Kory Westlund, J. M., Park, H., Williams, R., & Breazeal, C. (2018). Measuring Young Children's Long-term Relationships with Social Robots. Proceedings of the 17th ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC) ACM: New York, NY.