Validization of behavioral characteristics questionnaire for junior school students



Behavioral problems of children with manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are recorded by researchers in many countries as a common course of learning difficulties. The high incidence of ADHD raises the question of reliable ways to diagnose it. This article discusses a teacher’s questionnaire, aimed at assessing child behavior under school conditions. The questionnaire is an adapted Russian variant of the English questionnaire, designed within IPIPS project (International Performance Indicators in Primary School). Data-based assessment of first-grade Russian students from several regions of the country describes collecting evidences of reliability and validity of the questionnaire under consideration. Multi-stage validation study showed that the questionnaire could serve the adequate technique for recording possible problems in behavior associated with ADHD in primary school students.

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Keywords: ADHD, behavioral problems, elementary school, validation

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Ivanova A.E. Validization of behavioral characteristics questionnaire for junior school students [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 86–95. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Alina E. Ivanova, Senior Researcher, Institute of Education, Centre for Monitoring the Quality in Education, National Research University «Higher School of Economics», Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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