Cross-informant ratings of the emotional and behavioral functioning of college students
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Youth Adolesc.
informant ratings; emotional and behavioral functioning; college; students; mothers; fathers; CHILD; ADOLESCENTS; AGREEMENT; PARENTS; PSYCHOPATHOLOGY; PSYCHOLOGY; ACCURACY; Psychology, Developmental
One hundred seventy-four college students and a subset of their mothers and fathers provided ratings of college students' emotional and behavioral functioning. College students and their mothers and fathers demonstrated variable levels of correspondence in their ratings of college students' internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. Similar findings were noted with t-test comparisons, with college students rating themselves as experiencing significantly higher levels of behavior problems than did their mothers and fathers. Further, college students' ratings of their mothers' and fathers' parenting and their perceptions of their parents predicted significantly their ratings of their own behavior problems. Although mothers' communication reciprocity and perceptions of their college students served as significant predictors of mothers' ratings, a different pattern of results occurred with paternal variables. Overall, these findings further the understanding of correspondence and predictors of cross-informant ratings of college students' emotional and behavioral functioning.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
"Cross-informant ratings of the emotional and behavioral functioning of college students" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 887.