Differences in New Zealand secondary school students’ reported strengths and difficulties

@inproceedings{Black2010DifferencesIN,
  title={Differences in New Zealand secondary school students’ reported strengths and difficulties},
  author={Stella Black and Justin Pulford and Grant Christie and Amanda Easton Wheeler},
  year={2010}
}
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a behavioural screening questionnaire developed specifically for children and adolescents. This paper presents SDQ scores for a sample of 484 New Zealand secondary school students aged 13-17 and examines the relationship between SDQ score, ethnicity, age, gender, and alcohol and cannabis use. We found that only 4% of our sample of secondary school students fell within the ‘abnormal’ range and that difficulties, as reported via the SDQ… CONTINUE READING

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