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Research Article

Challenges of Assessing Maltreated Children Coming into Foster Care

Table 4

Comparing SDQ scores between our sample and a normative sample.

Mean scores (SD)-test
Normative sample ()Total current sample ()

Total difficulties9.3 (5.6)12.13 (8.1)t = 3.28, df = 1396, and p < 0.005
Emotional symptoms1.6 (1.6)2.07 (2.3), df = 1396, and
Conduct problems2.4 (2.0)2.38 (2.8), df = 1396, and
Hyperactivity3.8 (2.5)5.20 (3.6)t = 3.63, df = 1396, and p < 0.001
Peer problems1.6 (1.6)2.49 (2.5)t = 3.59, df = 1396, and p < 0.001
Prosocial behaviours7.8 (1.7)6.69 (3.4)t = 4.12, df = 1396, and p < 0.001
Impact0.3 (1.1)1.76 (2.6)t = 8.19, df = 1396, and p < 0.001

Data from http://www.sdqinfo.com/norms/UK3yearNorm.html.