Cross-Informant Agreement Between Parent-Reported and Adolescent Self-Reported Problems in 25 Societies
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AbstractWe used population sample data from 25 societies to answer the following questions: (a) How consistently across societies do adolescents report more problems than their parents report about them? (b) Do levels of parentadolescent agreement vary among societies for different kinds of problems? (c) How well do parents and adolescents in different societies agree on problem item ratings? (d) How much do parentadolescent dyads within each society vary in agreement on item ratings? (e) How well do parentadolescent dyads within each society agree on the adolescent's deviance status? We used five methods to test cross-informant agreement for ratings obtained from 27,861 adolescents ages 11 to 18 and their parents. Youth Self-Report (YSR) mean scores were significantly higher than Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) mean scores for all problem scales in almost all societies, but the magnitude of the YSRCBCL discrepancy varied across societies. Cross-informant correlations for problem scale scores varied more across societies than across types of problems. Across societies, parents and adolescents tended to rate the same items as low, medium, or high, but within-dyad parentadolescent item agreement varied widely in every society. In all societies, both parental noncorroboration of self-reported deviance and adolescent noncorroboration of parent-reported deviance were common. Results indicated many multicultural consistencies but also some important differences in parentadolescent cross-informant agreement. Our findings provide valuable normative baselines against which to compare multicultural findings for clinical samples.
All Author(s) ListRescorla LA, Ginzburg S, Achenbach TM, Ivanova MY, Almqvist F, Begovac I, Bilenberg N, Bird H, Chahed M, Dobrean A, Dopfner M, Erol N, Hannesdottir H, Kanbayashi Y, Lambert MC, Leung PWL, Minaei A, Novik TS, Oh KJ, Petot D, Petot JM, Pomalima R, Rudan V, Sawyer M, Simsek Z, Steinhausen HC, Valverde J, van der Ende J, Weintraub S, Metzke CW, Wolanczyk T, Zhang EY, Zukauskiene R, Verhulst FC
Journal nameJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Year2013
Month3
Day1
Volume Number42
Issue Number2
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
Pages262 - 273
ISSN1537-4416
eISSN1537-4424
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychology; Psychology, Clinical; PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL; Psychology, Developmental; PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL

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