Title

Interparental Agreement on Internalizing, Externalizing, and Total Behavior Problems: A Meta-Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Keywords

children's emotional and behavioral problems, fathers, interparental agreement, meta‐analytic review, mothers

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1093/clipsy.7.4.435

Abstract

Previous studies have addressed the degree of correspondence between interparental reports of children's behavior problems, but have not examined the discrepancies in these reports. A meta‐analysis containing 60 studies and 126 independent effect sizes was conducted. Results suggest that maternal and paternal ratings exhibit moderate correspondence in ratings of internalizing behavior problems in children and large correspondence in ratings of externalizing and total behavior problems in children. In terms of discrepancy of reports, parents reported similar levels of all types of problems. Age, gender, and socioeconomic status were found to moderate correspondence between mothers’ and fathers’ ratings but did not moderate discrepancies in mothers’ and fathers’ ratings.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, v. 7, issue 4, p. 435-453

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