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ERIC Number: EJ954100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire: Russian Validation of the Teacher Version and Comparison of Teacher and Student Reports
Ruchkin, Vladislav; Koposov, Roman; Vermeiren, Robert; Schwab-Stone, Mary
Journal of Adolescence, v35 n1 p87-96 Feb 2012
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. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire