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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 3/2012

01-09-2012

“It Depends on What You Mean by ‘Disagree’”: Differences between Parent and Child Perceptions of Parent–Child Conflict

Auteurs: Andres De Los Reyes, Sarah A. Thomas, Anna J. Swan, Katherine B. Ehrlich, Elizabeth K. Reynolds, Liza Suarez, Lea R. Dougherty, Laura MacPherson, Shairy C. Pabón

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2012

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Abstract

We examined a new structured interview of parent–child conflict that assesses parent and child perceptions of behavioral conflict about daily life topics (e.g., doing chores, homework), and whether discrepancies exist on beliefs about these topics. In a sample of 100 parents and children ages 10 to 17 years (M = 13.5 years, 52 males, 57 % African-American), informants could reliably distinguish between perceived behavioral conflicts and perceived discrepant beliefs about topics. These scores were also significantly related to questionnaire reports of parent–child conflict. Parent and child questionnaire reports did not significantly differ, yet on the structured interview, parents reported significantly greater levels of perceived conflict and discrepant beliefs relative to child reports. Additionally, structured interview reports of conflict demonstrated incremental validity by relating to child self-reports of delinquent behaviors, when accounting for questionnaire conflict reports. The findings have implications for increasing understanding of the links between parent–child conflict and psychosocial outcomes.
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Metagegevens
Titel
“It Depends on What You Mean by ‘Disagree’”: Differences between Parent and Child Perceptions of Parent–Child Conflict
Auteurs
Andres De Los Reyes
Sarah A. Thomas
Anna J. Swan
Katherine B. Ehrlich
Elizabeth K. Reynolds
Liza Suarez
Lea R. Dougherty
Laura MacPherson
Shairy C. Pabón
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2012
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-012-9288-3