Measuring informant discrepancies in clinical child research.

  title={Measuring informant discrepancies in clinical child research.},
  author={Andres De Los Reyes and Alan E. Kazdin},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  volume={16 3},
Discrepancies 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… CONTINUE READING
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