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Youth Self Report

Title

Youth Self Report

Description

The Youth Self Report (YSR) protocol, a self-administered survey, was first developed by Thomas M. Achenbach and was derived from another widely-used standardized measure in child psychology, the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). The YSR was designed to assess the emotional and behavioral problems in adolescents in a standardized format. It assessed internalizing (i.e., anxiety, depression, and overcontrolled) and externalizing (i.e., aggressive, hyperactivity, noncompliant, and undercontrolled) behaviors. Different sub-scale symptoms were also measured, depending on the wave.

WAVE 1: Eight sub-scale symptoms (Withdrawn, Somatic Complaints, Anxiety and Depression, Social Problems, Thought Problems, Attention Problems, Aggressive Behavior, and Delinquent Behaviors) were measured. The YSR (PDF 2.1MG) was administered to subjects belonging to Cohorts 12 and 15.

WAVE 2: Six sub-scale symptoms (Withdrawn, Somatic Complaints, Anxiety and Depression, Attention Problems, Aggressive Behavior, and Delinquent Behaviors) were measured. The Wave 2 version of the YSR (PDF 3.3MG) contained a reduced set of items compared to the Wave 1 version. It was administered to subjects belonging to Cohorts 9, 12, and 15.

WAVE 3: Six sub-scale symptoms (Withdrawn, Somatic Complaints, Anxiety and Depression, Attention Problems, Aggressive Behavior, and Delinquent Behaviors) were measured. The Wave 3 version of the YSR (PDF 2.5MG) contained a reduced set of items compared to the Wave 1 version. It was administered to subjects belonging to Cohorts 6, 9, and 12.

Citations

Achenbach, T. (1991). Manual for the Youth Self-Report and 1991 Profile. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry.

Related Internet Resources

YSR at Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA)

PHDCN Administration

Shaded boxes indicate that the measure is not available for a given wave/cohort.

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