Psychometric Properties and Norms for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Administered Online in an Australian Sample

Psychometric Properties and Norms for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Administered... What is already known on this topicThe Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is widely used as a screening instrument for behavioural and emotional problems in children.The SDQ demonstrates robust psychometric properties in its traditional pen‐and‐paper administrative format.The SDQ is increasingly being administered online, despite there being little evaluation of the psychometric properties and norms of the instrument in this administrative context in an English‐speaking Australia sample.What this paper addsThis is the first paper to explore the psychometric properties of the online administration of the SDQ in an English‐speaking Australian sample.Results provide support for the use of the SDQ in its online administrative format, demonstrating sound psychometric properties that are comparable to previous Australian studies utilising the traditional pen‐andpaper format of the SDQ.Normative data on the SDQ subscales, as well as the impact supplement, is also presented.Mental health problems are relatively common among children (Merikangas et al., ; Sawyer et al., ). To enable the provision of early intervention clinical services to children with mental health problems, a low‐cost, easy to use, psychometrically sound screening tool is needed (Harrington, Rutter, & Fombonne, ). Such a tool is also needed for research on child mental health, especially for studies that involve http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Psychologist Wiley

Psychometric Properties and Norms for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Administered Online in an Australian Sample

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Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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© 2018 The Australian Psychological Society
ISSN
0005-0067
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1742-9544
D.O.I.
10.1111/ap.12325
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Abstract

What is already known on this topicThe Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is widely used as a screening instrument for behavioural and emotional problems in children.The SDQ demonstrates robust psychometric properties in its traditional pen‐and‐paper administrative format.The SDQ is increasingly being administered online, despite there being little evaluation of the psychometric properties and norms of the instrument in this administrative context in an English‐speaking Australia sample.What this paper addsThis is the first paper to explore the psychometric properties of the online administration of the SDQ in an English‐speaking Australian sample.Results provide support for the use of the SDQ in its online administrative format, demonstrating sound psychometric properties that are comparable to previous Australian studies utilising the traditional pen‐andpaper format of the SDQ.Normative data on the SDQ subscales, as well as the impact supplement, is also presented.Mental health problems are relatively common among children (Merikangas et al., ; Sawyer et al., ). To enable the provision of early intervention clinical services to children with mental health problems, a low‐cost, easy to use, psychometrically sound screening tool is needed (Harrington, Rutter, & Fombonne, ). Such a tool is also needed for research on child mental health, especially for studies that involve

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Australian PsychologistWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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