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Normative data for the strengths and difficulties questionnaire in Australia

journal contribution
posted on 01.11.2005, 00:00 authored by David MellorDavid Mellor
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.

History

Journal

Australian psychologist

Volume

40

Issue

3

Pagination

215 - 222

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Ltd

Location

London, England

ISSN

0005-0067

eISSN

1742-9544

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Taylor & Francis