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Self-reported emotional and behavioral problems in Swedish 14 to 15-year-old adolescents: A study with the self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.

Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU ; Wångby, Margit LU and Bjärehed, Jonas LU (2008) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 49. p.523-532
Abstract
The psychometric properties of the Swedish self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-s), and the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems as measured by the SDQ-s, were studied in 14 to 15-year-old adolescents. The psychometric properties were found to be similar to those found in other language versions, in terms of similar factor structure and acceptable test-retest stability, but low internal consistencies for some of the subscales. There was evidence of good convergent and discriminant validity. The results with regard to gender differences replicated previous findings in other countries, the girls reporting more emotional symptoms and more prosocial behavior, and the boys reporting more conduct... (More)
The psychometric properties of the Swedish self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-s), and the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems as measured by the SDQ-s, were studied in 14 to 15-year-old adolescents. The psychometric properties were found to be similar to those found in other language versions, in terms of similar factor structure and acceptable test-retest stability, but low internal consistencies for some of the subscales. There was evidence of good convergent and discriminant validity. The results with regard to gender differences replicated previous findings in other countries, the girls reporting more emotional symptoms and more prosocial behavior, and the boys reporting more conduct problems and tending to report more peer problems. It is concluded that the results are in favor of using the Swedish SDQ-s as a screening instrument for adolescents, despite the low internal consistencies of some of its subscales. (Less)
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Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire • self-report • adolescents • psychopathological symptoms • psychometric properties
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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49
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523 - 532
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9450
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10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00668.x
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English
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  author       = {Lundh, Lars-Gunnar and Wångby, Margit and Bjärehed, Jonas},
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  keyword      = {Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire • self-report • adolescents • psychopathological symptoms • psychometric properties},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {523--532},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Self-reported emotional and behavioral problems in Swedish 14 to 15-year-old adolescents: A study with the self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00668.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2008},
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