Young Adult Self Report


Young Adult Self Report


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: The YASR (PDF 2.5MG) was administered to subjects in Cohort 18.

WAVE 2: The YASR (PDF 2.5MG) ) included an officially revised version of behavior problem items. It was administered to subjects in Cohort 18.

WAVE 3: The YASR (PDF 2.4MG) instrument featured a reduced version than was used in Wave 2. It was administered to subjects in Cohorts 15 and 18.


Achenbach, T. (1990; 1997) Young Adult Self Report. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry.

Related Internet Resources

YASR information from Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment

PHDCN Administration

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

Wave Cohort
0 3 6 9 12 15 18

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