Table 3

ASEBA scales scores.

CBCL (n = 153)

TRF (n = 153)

YSR (n = 75)

ASEBA

Mean (SD)

Effects1

Mean (SD)

Effects1

Mean (SD)

Effects1

Syndrome Scales:

Sex

Age

Sex

Age

Sex


Anxious/depressed

6.2

(4.9)

4.8

(4.4)

7.1

(6.0)

G > B***

Withdrawn/depressed

3.7

(3.2)

O > Y*

3.0

(3.1)

O > Y***

4.5

(3.6)

G > B***

Somatic complaints

3.4

(3.1)

G > B**

1.4

(2.2)

3.9

(3.9)

G > B**

Social problems

5.2

(3.7)

3.5

(3.3)

B > G*

4.4

(3.8)

Thought problems

3.1

(2.9)

1.3

(1.9)

B > G*

5.2

(4.8)

G > B**

Attention problems

7.6

(4.6)

B > G*

17.4

(12.0)

B > G***

6.4

(3.8)

Rule-breaking behaviour

4.0

(4.0)

B > G*

3.2

(4.1)

B > G*

O > Y*

5.5

(4.6)

Aggressive behaviour

9.7

(7.3)

B > G*

8.2

(8.8)

B > G***

8.5

(5.8)

Internalizing problems

13.3

(9.0)

G > B*

9.2

(7.5)

O > Y**

15.5

(12.2)

G > B***

Externalizing problems

13.7

(10.4)

B > G*

11.5

(11.8)

B > G***

13.9

(9.5)

Total problems

46.7

(24.3)

44.0

(27.9)

B > G***

49.9

(30.7)

G > B*


Mean (SD) and the effects of sex and age on the ASEBA scales.

1 Effects were analysed using the general linear model (GLM) in SPSS, and the significant effects are shown. There were no significant interaction effects (sex × age).

*P < 0.05 and false-discovery rate (FDR) < 0.14, **P < 0.01 and FDR < 0.05, ***P < 0.001 and FDR < 0.002, G = girls, B = boys, Y = younger (6-10 years), O = older (11-17 years).

Hanssen-Bauer et al. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:29   doi:10.1186/1753-2000-4-29

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