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Child and Informant Influences on Behavioral Ratings of Preschool Children.

Title: Child and Informant Influences on Behavioral Ratings of Preschool Children.
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Name(s): Phillips, Beth M, author
Lonigan, Christopher J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2010-04-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study investigated relations among teacher, parent, and observer behavioral ratings of 3- and 4-year-old children using intraclass correlations and ANOVA. Comparisons within and across children from middle- (N =166; Mean age 54.25 months, SD = 8.74) and low-income (N =199; Mean age 51.21 months, SD = 7.22) backgrounds revealed significant agreement between the raters but also considerable differences in both ranking and absolute scores between raters. Teachers and parents consistently rated children from low-income classrooms as having more behavioral problems and fewer prosocial behaviors. Results are conceptualized with respect to how differential expectations, comparison groups, and types of interaction with children can affect the evaluation of child behavior. Results point to the need for multiple sources of evaluation when assessing a child for behavioral difficulties, particularly in children from lower income backgrounds.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_25663717 (IID), 10.1002/pits.20476 (DOI), PMC4316370 (PMCID), 25663717 (RID), 25663717 (EID)
Keywords: Agreement, Behavior, Preschool, Ratings, Teachers
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4316370.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25663717
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Psychology in the schools.
0033-3085
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 47

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Phillips, B. M., & Lonigan, C. J. (2010). Child and Informant Influences on Behavioral Ratings of Preschool Children. Psychology In The Schools. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25663717