Development and validation of brief scales to measure emotional and behavioural problems

Shen, M. et al. (2017) BMJ Open. 7:e012961

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Objectives: To develop and validate brief scales to measure common emotional and behavioural problems among adolescents in the examination-oriented education system and collectivistic culture of China.

 

Conclusions: Four brief scales were developed and validated among adolescents in middle schools of China. The scales have good psychometric properties with minor differential item functioning. They can be used in middle school settings, and will help school officials to assess the students’ emotional/behavioural problems.

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