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Table 8 Changes in social goals from the initial to last measurement in relation to changes in mental health and behavior problems (CBCL total problems)

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

N = 329 T < 60 → T < 60 (N = 80)# T ≥ 60 → T < 60 (N = 71) T < 60 → T ≥ 60 (N = 31) T ≥ 60 → T ≥ 60 (N = 147) F df p Effect size
Independence 0.33 0.72 0.32 0.61 1.66 3/325 .1750 0.12
Future perspective 0.00 1.23 −0.48 0.29 10.78* 3/325 <.0001 0.32
Conflict management 0.36 1.23 −0.06 0.59 8.76* 3/325 <.0001 0.28
Ability to criticize / take criticism 0.08 1.01 −0.29 0.50 8.33* 3/325 <.0001 0.28
Reliability / rule compliance 0.00 0.77 −0.23 0.10 6.19* 3/325 .0004 0.24
Behavior at school / vocational training 0.08 0.63 −0.29 0.44 2.73 3/325 .0439 0.16
Integration into (peer)groups / friendship 0.44 1.01 0.16 0.47 3.76 3/325 .0111 0.19
Ability to communicate 0.26 0.73 −0.06 0.40 3.56 3/325 .0147 0.18
Total score 0.19 0.92 −0.12 0.43 12.27* 3/325 <.0001 0.34
  1. CBCL = Child Behavior Checklist/4-18; effect size = Cohen’s f: 0.1-0.25 small effect, 0.25-0.4 medium effect; p-level (adjusted) for 9 ANOVAs: *p = .01 → p = .0011; # For further explanations regarding group definition, see section Statistical analyses.