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Table 3 Means, Standard Deviations, Ranges and Australian Norms for Pros-social Functioning (SDQ Pro-social Behavior Scores) and Psychological Well-being (SDQ Total Difficulties Scores) and Number, Percent and Category Classifications for Psychological Well- being and Comparisons with Australian Norms, by Informant

From: A method of assessing the resilience of whole communities of children: An example from rural Australia

Informant Pro-social Functioning (SDQ Pro-social Behavior scores)1 Psychological Well-being (SDQ Total Difficulties Scores)2
Continuous score data (Possible score range: 0–10) Continuous score data (Possible score range: 0–40) Categorical data
Sample M (SD) Range Australian norms3 M (SD) Sample M (SD) Range Australian norms3 M (SD) Category Classification Sample N (%) in category Australian norms3 (% in category) Difference in category ratings
Parent (n = 168) 8.2 (1.7) (2–10) 8.3 (1.7) 9.8 (6.8) (0 – 27) 8.2 (6.1) Normal: Borderline: Abnormal: 118 (70.2) 22 (13.1) 28 (16.7) 82.0 6.0 12.0 χ2 (2) = 19.97, p < .001
Teacher (n = 154) 7.6 (2.3) (1–10) 7.8 (2.1) 6.6 (6.3) (0–26) 6.5 (6.0) Normal: Borderline: Abnormal: 123 (79.9) 16 (10.4) 15 (9.7) 76.9 6.0 8.5 χ2 (2) = 2.85, p = .313
Student (n = 30) 7.6 (1.8) (3 – 10) 8.0 (1.7) 10.7 (6.0) (2 – 23) 9.0 (5.6) Normal: Borderline: Abnormal: 23 (76.7) 4 (13.3) 3 (10.0) 86.0 8.2 5.8 χ2 (2) = 2.18, p = .336
  1. 1Normal scores range = 6 – 10
  2. 2Normal scores range = 0 – 13
  3. 3http://www.sdqinfo.org/norms/AusNorm1.pdf.