About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 5
Subscales Reading; Mathematics; General school; Physical abilities; Physical appearance; Parent relations; Peer relations (same sex and opposite sex subscales); Emotional stability; Problem solving/Creative thinking; General self; Religion/Spirituality; Honesty/Reliability
Description The SDQ is designed to measure several dimensions of self-concept.
Example Spiritual/religious beliefs make my life better and make me a happier person
Link http://www.jstor.org/stable/1434540?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Implementation details

No. of items 136
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 16-25
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .76-.95
Test retest 1 month, r= .87; 18 months, r= .74
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 13-factor obliqu
CFA Chi-square not reported
Chi-square/df = 1.68
RMSR= 0.06
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Leach, L. F., Henson, R. K., Odom, L. R., & Cagle, L. S. (2006). A reliability generalization study of the Self-Description Questionnaire. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66(2), 285–304. doi:10.1177/0013164405284030
Marsh, H., & O'Neill, R. (1984). Self Description Questionnaire III: The construct validity of Multidimensional Self-Concept Ratings by late adolescents. Journal of Educational Measurement, 21(2), 153-174. doi:10.1111/j.1745-3984.1984.tb00227.x