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Appendix 1 Family interaction items and depressive symptoms

From: Comparison of children's self-reports of depressive symptoms among different family interaction types in northern Taiwan

Interaction types and specific questions Scale
Family activities:  
The following questions are about your experiences in your family.  
1. In the past week, did you talk with your parents? 1 = never
2. In the past week, did you eat with your parents? 2 = one or two days
3. In the past week, did you do housework with your parents? 3 = many days
4. In the past week, did your parents help you with your homework? 4 = every day
5. In the past week, did your parents play with you at home?  
6. In the past week, did your parents take you on outings?  
Parental discipline:  
When you misbehave, do your parents use the following ways to punish you?  
1. Lock you in a room? 1 = never
2. Ban you from doing something you like? 2 = once or twice
3. Take your pocket money or toys away? 3 = many times
4. Make you do housework or write lines? 4 = always
5. Shout or swear at you?  
6. Make you stand or kneel?  
7. Hit you?  
Parental support:  
The following questions are about your experiences of getting along with your parents lately.  
1. Do your parents encourage you when you are having trouble doing something? 1 = never
2. Do your parents praise you when you are a good boy/girl? 2 = once or twice
3. Do your parents comfort you when you are in a bad mood? 3 = many times
4. Do your parents look after you when you are sick? 4 = always
5. Do your parents listen to you when you have something to say?  
6. Do your parents care about what happens at school?  
7. Do your parents help you solve problems?  
8. Do your parents tell you why they want you to do something?  
Psychological control:  
The following questions are about your experiences of getting along with your parents lately.  
1. Do your parents make you feel that they are always right? 1 = never
2. Do your parents often say to you 'Children don't understand things. Wait until you are older and then you will understand?' 2 = once or twice
3. Do your parents remind you about past mistakes when you are in trouble? 3 = many times
4. Do your parents interrupt you when you are talking? 4 = always
5. Do your parents blame you for things that other people in the house have done?  
6. When you and your parents disagree about something, are they not nice to you?  
Family conflict:  
The following questions are about the relationships among your family members.  
1. In the past month, did you have arguments with your brothers and sisters? 1 = never
2. In the past month, did you have physical fights with your brothers and sisters? 2 = one or two days
3. In the past month, did you have arguments with your parents or other elders? 3 = many days
  4 = every day
Behavioral supervision:  
Please answer the following questions according to your experiences lately.  
1. Do your parents know what you do in your free time? 1 = don't know a thing
2. Do your parents know what you do after school? 2 = know a little bit
3. Do your parents know who you mostly hang out with? 3 = almost everything
4. Do your parents know how you spend your pocket money? 4 = definitely know
Depressive symptoms:  
The following questions are about your experiences in the past two weeks:  
1. In the past two weeks, did you not feel like eating even your favorite foods? 1 = never
2. In the past two weeks, did you feel sad or in a bad mood? 2 = once or twice
3. In the past two weeks, did you feel like crying for no reason? 3 = many times
4. In the past two weeks, did you find it difficult to carry out tasks?  
5. In the past two weeks, did you feel very frightened?  
6. In the past two weeks, did you have trouble sleeping?  
7. In the past two weeks, did you lack motivation to do things?  
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