• Bibtex: @erhart2009
  • Bibliography: Erhart, M., Ottova, V., Gaspar, T., Jericek, H., Schnohr, C., Alikasifoglu, M., Morgan, A., Ravens-Sieberer, U., & HBSC Positive Health Focus Group. (2009). Measuring mental health and well-being of school-children in 15 European countries using the KIDSCREEN-10 Index. International Journal of Public Health, 54 Suppl 2, 160–166. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-5407-7

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Internal consistency on the KIDSCREEN-10 is 0.81

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  • 15 European countries, n = 78000 children aged 11-15


OBJECTIVES: To test the psychometric properties and measurement results of the KIDSCREEN-10 Mental Health Index in school children from 15 European countries. METHODS: Within the cross-sectional Health Behaviour in School-aged Children 2005/2006 Survey, 78,000 pupils aged 11, 13, 15 answered the KIDSCREEN and additional measures. Cronbach’s alpha, Rasch partial credit model itemfit and ANOVAs were conducted. RESULTS: Cronbach’s alpha was 0.81, Rasch infit mean square residuals were 0.7-1.3. Mean scores varied 0.8 standard deviation across countries. Older pupils (effect size [ES] = 0.6), girls (ES = 0.2), pupils with low socio-economic status (ES = 0.5) or frequent health complaints (r = 0.5) reported decreased mental health. CONCLUSIONS: The KIDSCREEN-10 displayed good psychometric properties. Measured differences between countries, age, gender, SES, and health complaints comply with theoretical considerations. PDF: erhart_2009_measuring_mental_health_and_well-being_of_school-children_in_15_european.pdf