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Table 2 Students’ mean scores in SDQ Scales by risk category

From: Help seeking in school by Israeli Arab minority adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems: results from the Galilee Study

SDQ Scales Mean scores in SDQ scales
High risk students (25 % highest percentiles) (N = 357) Low risk students (75 % lowest percentiles) (N = 347)  
Mean SD Mean SD F p
Total Difficulties Score 18.14 3.8 9.22 3.3 1099.1 0.000
Emotional problems 5.61 2.0 2.25 1.7 576.7 0.000
Conduct problems 3.83 1.5 1.96 1.3 319.3 0.000
Hyperactivity 5.03 1.8 2.82 1.7 290.0 0.000
Peer problems 3.68 1.7 2.20 1.4 159.1 0.000
Pro-social behavior 7.45 2.0 8.02 1.7 16.8 0.000