Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief questionnaire for assessing the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents. Versions are available for parents and teachers of 4- to 16-year-olds, and a nearly identical version can be completed independently by 11- to 16-years olds. The SDQ differs from related instruments in that it is very short, with 25 items that are divided into five scales: emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity-inattention, peer problems and prosocial behavior.

The prosocial subscale of the SDQ was administered to assess prosocial behavior. The prosocial scale consists of 5 items, scored on a 3-point Likert scale, including items like ‘My child often spontaneously offers to help others’ and ‘My child is considerate of other people’s feelings’.

Available measurements
  • Main Cohort

  • 5-6 years
  • P1C
    4 months - 10 months   From 2008-01-01 to 2012-12-31

  • 9-10 years
  • MC FC CC
    8.7 - 12.5 years   From 2012-01-01 to 2016-12-31

    Mode of collection SelfAdministeredQuestionnaire
    Instrument name Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) - Prosocial behavior
    Alternate name the development of my 5-6 year old child - part II; de ontwikkeling van mijn 9 jarige kind;development of my 9/10 year old child Part 1; de ontwikkeling van mijn 9 jarige kind;development of my 9/10 year old child - partner; mijn eerste vragenlijst
    Measure name Prosocial behavior
    You can also access this dataset using the API (see API Docs).