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Table 4 Recommended bandings of raw scores obtained from a sample of 3 – 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

Informant Scale Normal range Borderline range Abnormal range
   Raw score Exact % Raw score Exact % Raw score Exact %
Parent Total Difficulties 0 – 14 79.0 15 – 16 8.9 17 – 40 12.1
  Emotional Symptoms 0 – 3 81.1 4 8.9 5 – 10 10.0
  Conduct Problems 0 – 2 79.0 3 11.9 4 – 10 9.1
  Hyperactivity Inattention 0 – 6 82.3 7 6.4 8 – 10 11.3
  Peer problems 0 – 4 85.9 5 8.8 6 – 10 5.3
  Prosocial behaviours 10 – 6 78.7 5 12.2 4 – 0 9.1
Teacher Total Difficulties 0 – 13 78.5 14 – 17 11.7 18 – 40 9.8
  Emotional Symptoms 0 – 3 83.6 4 8.5 5 – 10 7.9
  Conduct Problems 0 – 2 80.0 3 9.5 4 – 10 10.5
  Hyperactivity Inattention 0 – 6 83.1 7 – 8 9.0 9 – 10 7.9
  Peer problems 0 – 4 88.0 5 6.7 6 – 10 5.3
  Prosocial behaviours 10 – 5 83.8 4 7.0 3 – 0 9.2
Self Total Difficulties 0 – 14 79.0 15 – 17 11.0 18 – 40 10.0
  Emotional Symptoms 0 – 4 84.6 5 8.3 6 – 10 7.1
  Conduct Problems 0 – 3 81.5 4 11.1 5 – 10 7.4
  Hyperactivity Inattention 0 – 5 84.5 6 8.1 7 – 10 7.4
  Peer problems 0 – 4 83.6 5 10.4 6 – 10 6.0
  Prosocial behaviours 10 – 6 81.7 5 10.5 4 – 0 7.8