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Table 2 Factor loadings of the parent and teacher version of the SDQ

From: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: psychometric properties of the parent and teacher version in children aged 4–7

  Factor loadings
  Parent Teacher
  T1 T2 T3 T1 T2 T3
Emotional symptoms    
Somatic .39 .46 .36 .53 .54 .56
Worry .72 .77 .75 .73 .77 .76
Unhappy .84 .78 .82 .90 .94 .92
Clingy .66 .72 .71 .81 .82 .74
Fears .63 .67 .73 .78 .80 .75
Conduct problems    
Tantrums .59 .64 .67 .71 .67 .79
Obedient* .61 .60 .68 .64 .87 .84
Fights .73 .61 .65 .80 .82 .83
Lies .52 .55 .66 .76 .77 .81
Steals .35 .28 .49 .72 .51 .65
Hyperactivity    
Restless .77 .82 .79 .91 .93 .92
Fidgeting/squirming .73 .73 .76 .85 .90 .91
Distracted .80 .82 .90 .85 .90 .88
Thinks* .62 .67 .67 .77 .83 .85
Completes* .76 .79 .81 .76 .87 .85
Peer problems    
Solitary .51 .45 .56 .52 .46 .45
Good friend* .44 .57 .59 .71 .76 .70
Popular* .81 .84 .85 .97 .99 .98
Bullied .61 .57 .70 .66 .67 .69
Good with adults .59 .63 .66 .54 .50 .55
Prosocial behavior    
Considerate .79 .89 .90 .93 .97 .98
Shares .59 .68 .64 .79 .81 .80
Helpful .59 .62 .64 .80 .83 .79
Kind .52 .61 .67 .71 .71 .76
Helps .57 .55 .61 .72 .71 .63
  1. Note. Items marked with an asterisk are reversed items.