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The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire: Russian validation of the teacher version and comparison of teacher and student reports.
Yale Child Study Center.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Adolescence, ISSN 0140-1971, E-ISSN 1095-9254, Vol. 35, no 1, 87-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To confirm factor structure of the teacher Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and to compare teacher and student reports in Russian youth.

METHOD: The SDQ and psychopathology measures were completed by teachers in a representative sample of urban adolescents (N = 528). The factor structure was examined on two randomly selected split-halves of the sample, and using a gender split. The functional impairment score was predicted by the SDQ problem scales.

RESULTS: The fit for all models was acceptable. The fit did not decrease when applying increasing constraints in the random-split model, but became significantly worse for the gender model, suggesting lack of measure invariance. SDQ problem scales explained 37% of functional impairment variance. Significant scale interaction (emotional problems*peer problems and conduct problems*hyperactivity) suggest that combination of these problems produces an additional impact on functioning.

CONCLUSIONS: The SDQ teacher report may represent a potentially useful screener for children and youth.

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2012. Vol. 35, no 1, 87-96 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246262DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.06.003PubMedID: 21737131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-246262DiVA: diva2:792538
Available from: 2015-03-04 Created: 2015-03-04 Last updated: 2016-02-17

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