A multimethod study of problem behavior among Thai and American children in school: teacher reports versus direct observations.

@article{Weisz1995AMS,
  title={A multimethod study of problem behavior among Thai and American children in school: teacher reports versus direct observations.},
  author={John R Weisz and Wanchai Chaiyasit and Bahr Weiss and Karen L Eastman and Elizabeth W. Jackson},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1995},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={402-15}
}
Previous literature describes Thai children as unusually polite, deferent, and behaviorally restrained. Yet, in a recent study employing teacher reports, Thai children were reported to show many more behavior problems than American children. Such a finding may reflect culture-linked differences in the perspective of Thai versus American teachers. To explore this possibility, we used trained observers to conduct direct observations of Thai and American children's school behavior, and we obtained… CONTINUE READING