Normative data for the strengths and difficulties questionnaire in Australia

Mellor, David 2005, Normative data for the strengths and difficulties questionnaire in Australia, Australian psychologist, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 215-222.

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Title Normative data for the strengths and difficulties questionnaire in Australia
Author(s) Mellor, David
Journal name Australian psychologist
Volume number 40
Issue number 3
Start page 215
End page 222
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005-11
ISSN 0005-0067
1742-9544
Summary The purpose of this study was to establish Australian norms for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a recently developed screening instrument for child and adolescent mental health problems. A random sample consisting of 910 children aged 7-17 years recruited through government schools across Victoria, their parents and their teachers completed the appropriate version of the SDQ. The sample contained the expected spread of normal and abnormal scores according to the UK norms for the SDQ. As previous analyses have suggested that scores on the five subscales and the total difficulties scale of the SDQ may very with age and gender, separate norms for each of the three informant versions, by age and gender are presented in tabular form for children aged 7-17 years.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Australian Psychological Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003163

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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