Children's Mental Health: Discrepancy between Child Self-Reporting and Parental Reporting

Caqueo-Urizar, Alejandra; Urzua, Alfonso; Villalonga-Olives, Ester; Atencio-Quevedo, Diego; Irarrazaval, Matias; Flores, Jerome; Ramirez, Cristian


(1) Background: Discrepancies between children's self-reports and their parents' reports on mental health indicators are associated with measurement errors or informant bias. However, they are a valuable tool in understanding the course of child psychopathology. This study aims to determine the level of discrepancies between parents' perceptions and children's self-reports in mental health indicators in Northern Chile. (2) Methods: A System of Evaluation of Children and Adolescents self-report (Sistema de Evaluacion de Ninos y Adolescentes, SENA) was responded to by 408 students between 8 and 13 years old and their parents. (3) Results: Children reported a significantly higher frequency of emotional problems, defiant behavior, and executive functions as compared to their parents' responses. (4) Conclusions: There is a disjunction between the report of parents and children, which could originate in poor family communication.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000872201200001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Volumen: 12
Número: 10
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2022


Notas: ISI