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Table 3 Mean Subscale Scores by gender for the self completed SDQ in a community sample of 11–17 year old Chinese children

From: The validity, reliability and normative scores of the parent, teacher and self report versions of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in China

SDQ Scale Self Mean Scores (Std. Dev.)
  Total (n = 690)
[Male n = 326, Female = 364]
Emotional Symptoms 2.30 (1.96) [UK 2.8]* Male 2.36 (1.97)
   Female 2.25 (1.94)
Conduct Problems 2.16 (1.44) [UK 2.2]* Male 2.35 (1.50)
   Female 1.99 (1.36)
Hyperactivity – Inattention 3.32 (2.08) [UK 3.8]* Male 3.65 (2.09)
   Female 3.03 (2.02)
Peer Problems 2.85 (1.67) [UK 1.5]* Male 3.22 (1.69)
   Female 2.52 (1.58)
Prosocial Behaviour 7.32 (1.92) [UK 8.0]* Male 6.80 (1.94)
   Female 7.78 (1.78)
Total Difficulties 10.60 (4.83) [UK 10.3]* Male 11.54 (4.95)
   Female 9.75 (4.57)
  1. * UK norms as reported in [38]