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Table 2 Internal consistencies for the questionnaire scales included in this study

From: Children’s mental health problems and their relation to parental stress in foster mothers and fathers

  Foster families Biological families Total
Maternal distress—preschool .88 .89 .89
Maternal distress—school .93 .90 .92
Mothers’ perceived social support—general .78 .80 .79
Mothers’ perceived social support—partner .80 .83 .82
Paternal distress—preschool .88 .89 .88
Paternal distress—school .95 .85 .87
Fathers’ perceived social support—general .79 .68 .73
Fathers’ perceived social support—partner .45 .76 .71
CBCL—total score—age range 2–4 .95 .97 .96
CBCL—externalizing problems—age range 2–4 .89 .89 .90
CBCL—internalizing problems—age range 2–4 .91 .81 .90
CBCL—total score—age range 5–7 .94 .89 .91
CBCL—externalizing problems—age range 5–7 .89 .86 .89
CBCL—internalizing problems—age range 5–7 .74 .76 .75