SDQ teenagers

In 2010 the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) used the SDQ to ask schoolchildren in S2 and S4 about their psychological wellbeing. We plan to include these results in this section when they become available at local authority level.

The same questions were asked in the SALSUS survey in 2006. This showed that the majority of schoolchildren had a normal total score, with a slightly higher proportion of boys having a normal score. The results for Glasgow were similar to the other major Scottish cities and to the local authorities in Glasgow and Clyde Valley. 

A more detailed summary of the 2006 SALSUS results is provided below.

Results from SALSUS, 2006

In 2006 the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) used the SDQ to ask schoolchildren in S2 and S4 about their psychological wellbeing.

The majority of schoolchildren had a normal total score, with a slightly higher proportion of boys having a normal score. The results for Glasgow City were similar to other Scottish cities and neighbouring local authorities.

child overallSDQ LA 2006

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child overallSDQ 4cities 2006

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The results from each section of the SDQ indicate that girls had fewer difficulties with peer relationships and with conduct problems, but more difficulties with emotional symptoms, compared to boys. Girls also reported better prosocial behaviour than boys. The results for Glasgow City, including the differences between boys and girls, were similar to those from other Scottish cities and the neighbouring local authorities.

child emosymp LA 2006

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child emosymp 4cities 2006

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child condprob LA 2006

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child condprob 4cities 2006

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child hypact LA 2006

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child hypact LA 2006

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child peerrelationprob LA 2006

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child peerrelationprob 4cities 2006

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child prosocbehav LA 2006

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child prosocbehav 4cities 2006

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