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Table 5 Correlation matrix between social goals and CBCL/YSR at the initial measurement

From: Assessing change in the behavior of children and adolescents in youth welfare institutions using goal attainment scaling

  CBCL internalizing CBCL externalizing CBCL total problems YSR internalizing YSR externalizing YSR total problems
(1) Ability to communicate −0.38* −0.21* −0.37* −0.23* −0.16 −0.21*
(2) Conflict management −0.31* −0.47* −0.52* −0.17 −0.34* −0.28*
(3) Ability to criticize/ take criticism −0.30* −0.42* −0.45* −0.22* −0.35* −0.32*
(4) Reliability/ rule compliance −0.14 −0.44* −0.39* −0.04 −0.31* −0.19
(5) Independence −0.28* −0.29* −0.42* −0.22* −0.28* −0.29*
(6) Behavior at school/ vocational training −0.11 −0.43* −0.37* −0.07 −0.38* −0.26*
(7) Future perspective −0.17 −0.26* −0.31* −0.16 −0.23* −0.22*
(8) Integration into (peer)groups/ friendship −0.35* −0.29* −0.44* −0.26* −0.21* −0.24*
(9) Total score −0.34* −0.48* −0.55* −0.23* −0.39* −0.34*
  1. Correlations were based on N = 404 for social goals*CBCL and N = 396 for social goals*YSR; Pearson’s correlation coefficient r: 0.1-0.3 small effect, 0.3-0.5 medium effect, > 0.5 large effect; p-level (adjusted) for 54 correlations: *p = .01 → p = .000185.