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Measuring informant discrepancies in clinical child research.

dc.contributor.authorDe Los Reyes, Andres
dc.contributor.authorKazdin, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-29T14:51:17Z
dc.date.available2008-08-29T14:51:17Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationDe Los Reyes A, Kazdin AE (Sep 2004) Measuring informant discrepancies in clinical child research, Psychological Assessment, 16 (3), 330-4.en
dc.identifier.issn1040-3590
dc.identifier.issn1939-134X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/8398
dc.description.abstractDiscrepancies among informants' ratings of child psychopathology have important implications for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. Typically, parents and children complete measures (e.g., self-report checklists, diagnostic instruments) to assess child dysfunction. Ratings gathered from these sources reveal relatively little agreement on the nature and extent of the child's social, emotional, and behavioral problems. This article reviews and illustrates the most frequently used methods of measuring informant discrepancies in the clinical child literature (i.e., raw difference, standardized difference, and residual difference scores) and outlines key considerations to influence their selection. The authors conclude that frequently used methods of measuring informant discrepancies are not interchangeable and recommend that future investigations examining informant discrepancies in clinical child research use the standardized difference score as their measure of informant discrepancies. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)(from the journal abstract)en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported, in part, by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH67540) awarded to Andres De Los Reyes and by grants from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation (98-1872-98), and the National Institute of Mental Health (MH59029) awarded to Alan E. Kazdin.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen
dc.subjectattribution bias contexten
dc.subjectinformant discrepanciesen
dc.subjectdepression-distortionen
dc.subjectdisagreementen
dc.titleMeasuring informant discrepancies in clinical child research.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Behavioral & Social Sciencesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtPsychologyen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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