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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Revisited in a French-Speaking Population

Abstract : Key concerns about the psychometric properties of the 25-item version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) have consistently been raised in the literature. The present study aimed at examining the meaningfulness of an alternative model to the SDQ in which 7 problematic items are excluded. French-speaking parents of 262 boys and 263 girls aged 6 to 16 years completed the SDQ. Through confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs), results provided support for a new, reduced, and psychometrically sound version of the SDQ called SDQ-R that displayed good factorial validity, construct validity, reliability, and multi-group invariance across gender. Overall, the attractive features of the SDQ-R make it a promising instrument for quickly screening emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
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Bruno Chauvin, Tamara Leonova. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Revisited in a French-Speaking Population. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015, 34 (4), pp.389 - 396. ⟨10.1177/0734282915604074⟩. ⟨hal-01586719⟩



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