Table A
Wording of mental health items

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Table summary
This table displays the results of wording of mental health items. The information is grouped by pro-social behaviour (appearing as row headers), (appearing as column headers).
Pro-social behaviour
Considerate of other peoples' feelings
Shares readily with other children, for example, toys, treats, pencils
Helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill
Kind to younger children
Often offers to help others including parents, teachers, other children
Generally well-behaved, usually does what adults request
Has at least one good friend
Generally liked by other children
Can stop and think things out before acting
Good attention span, sees work through to the end
Emotional symptoms
Often complains of headaches, stomachaches or sickness
Many worries or often seems worried
Often unhappy, depressed or tearful
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Many fears, easily scared
Conduct problems
Often loses temper
Often fights with other children or bullies them
Often argumentative with adults
Can be spiteful to others
Restless, overactive, cannot stay still for long
Constantly fidgeting or squirming
Easily distracted, concentration wanders