Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 593–608 | Cite as

Correspondence between parents' reports on the Behavior Problem Checklist

  • Theodore Jacob
  • Linda Grounds
  • Rita Haley
Article

Abstract

Interparent agreement on the Behavior Problem Checklist (BPC) was assessed in relation to several potentially influential variables. Major findings indicated parent agreement to be of a moderate level, generally higher in nondistressed than distressed samples, lower on Personality Problem items than Conduct Problem items, very low regarding presence of specific behaviors, and importantly related to type of reliability index employed. Issues deserving additional research effort are discussed.

Keywords

Behavior Problem Research Effort Moderate Level Additional Research Reliability Index 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Jacob
    • 1
  • Linda Grounds
    • 1
  • Rita Haley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh

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