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Table 9 Correlation matrix between changes in social goals and changes in CBCL/YSR from the initial to last 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 −0.12 −0.23* −0.24* −0.20 −0.20 −0.21*
(2) Conflict management −0.13 −0.30* −0.29* −0.19 −0.17 −0.21
(3) Ability to criticize/ take criticism −0.18 −0.19 −0.24* −0.19 −0.16 −0.20
(4) Reliability/ rule compliance −0.17 −0.28* −0.28* −0.14 −0.23* −0.23*
(5) Independence −0.07 −0.13 −0.16 −0.22* −0.16 −0.21*
(6) Behavior at school/ vocational training −0.07 −0.25* −0.23* −0.16 −0.26* −0.25*
(7) Future perspective −0.10 −0.25* −0.24* −0.17 −0.20 −0.18
(8) Integration into (peer)groups/ friendship −0.15 −0.21* −0.22* −0.23* −0.09 −0.19
(9) Total score −0.19 −0.36* −0.36* −0.28* −0.29* −0.32*
(10) Individual goals −0.10 −0.14* −0.15* −0.07 −0.12* −0.09
  1. Correlations were based on N = 329 for social goals*CBCL and N = 313 for social goals*YSR; N = 1085 for individual goals*CBCL and N = 1027 for individual 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 60 correlations: *p = .01 → p = .000167.