Title: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in a community sample of young children in Flanders
Authors: Van Leeuwen, Karla ×
Meerschaert, Thierry
Bosmans, Guy
De Medts, Leen
Braet, Caroline #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Hogrefe & huber publishers
Series Title: European journal of psychological assessment vol:22 issue:3 pages:189-197
Abstract: This study investigates some psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a brief measure for screening behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents. In two independent Flemish community samples of young children, parents (Sample 1: N = 532; Sample 2: N = 1086) and teachers (Sample 1: N = 512; Sample 2: N = 1049) of children aged 4-8 completed all items of the SDQ. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis provided evidence for both a three- and a five-factor solution. Internal consistency and interrater reliability of the different SDQ scales were found to be satisfactory, except for the Conduct problems and the Peer problems scales. A good construct validity with the subscales of the well-established Child Behavior Checklist was found. A 2 (gender) x 2 (age groups:. 4-5 and 6-7 years) ANOVA indicated that more hyperactivity/inattention problems and more internalizing behavior was reported for the oldest age group. More behavior problems were reported for boys than for girls, whereas girls were attributed more prosocial behavior.
ISSN: 1015-5759
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
Onderzoeksgroep psychodiagnostiek en psychopathologie (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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