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Table 6 Inter-rater correlations for SDQ scores in a community 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

SDQ Scale Pearson (spearman) Inter-rater Correlations
  Parent X Teacher (n = 1965) Parent X Self (n = 1965) Teacher X Self (n = 690)
Emotional Symptoms 0.23 (0.25) 0.42 (0.41) 0.29 (0.31)
Conduct Problems 0.31 (0.32) 0.39 (0.38) 0.34 (0.32)
Hyperactivity – Inattention 0.44 (0.44) 0.37 (0.39) 0.38 (0.38)
Peer Problems 0.29 (0.30) 0.36 (0.33) 0.35 (0.37)
Prosocial Behaviour 0.27 (0.27) 0.40 (0.39) 0.31 (0.28)
Total Difficulties 0.36 (0.46) 0.49 (0.48) 0.42 (0.33)
Pearson meta-analytic mean for other measures reported by Achenbach et al. (1987) 0.27 0.25 0.20
  1. Note: All SDQ correlations significant at p < 0.001. Correlations in bold type are ≥ to the meta-analytic mean reported by Achenbach et al. (1987).