Epidemiological comparisons of problems and positive qualities reported by adolescents in 24 countries.

@article{Rescorla2007EpidemiologicalCO,
  title={Epidemiological comparisons of problems and positive qualities reported by adolescents in 24 countries.},
  author={Leslie A. Rescorla and Thomas M. Achenbach and Masha Y Ivanova and Levent Dumenci and Fredrik Almqvist and Niels Bilenberg and Hector R. Bird and Anders G. Broberg and Anca Dobrean and Manfred Doepfner and N. Erol and M Castro Forns and Helga Hannesd{\'o}ttir and Yasuko Kanbayashi and Michael Canute Lambert and Patrick S.C. Leung and Asghar Minaei and Mesfin Samuel Mulatu and Torunn S Novik and Kyung-Ja Oh and Alexandra Roussos and M. Sawyer and Zuleyha Yaban Simsek and H. -Ch. Steinhausen and Sheila Weintraub and Christa Winkler Metzke and Tomasz Wolańczyk and Nelly Zilber and Rita Žukauskienė and Frank C. Verhulst},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={
          351-8
        }
}
In this study, the authors compared ratings of behavioral and emotional problems and positive qualities on the Youth Self-Report (T. M. Achenbach & L. A. Rescorla, 2001) by adolescents in general population samples from 24 countries (N = 27,206). For problem scales, country effect sizes (ESs) ranged from 3% to 9%, whereas those for gender and age ranged from less than 1% to 2%. Scores were significantly higher for girls than for boys on Internalizing Problems and significantly higher for boys… CONTINUE READING
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