Are children reliable reporters?

@article{Herjanic1975AreCR,
  title={Are children reliable reporters?},
  author={B M Herjanic and M Herjanic and Felix Brown and T Wheatt},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={1975},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={41-8}
}
Fifty children, ranging in age from 6 to 16 years, and their mothers were interviewed using the same structured interview, which in its content follows the usual psychiatric examination of a child. Their answers were compared and it was found that there was an 80% average agreement on all questions. The agreement (between child and parent) was highest on questions relating to factual information (84%) and the agreement (between child's interviewer and parent) was lowest in the section dealing… CONTINUE READING

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