Adolescents', parents', and teachers' distress over adolescents' behavior
- 66 Downloads
This study evaluated adolescents', parents', and teachers' self-reported distress and wishes to change adolescents' emotional/behavioral problems in a sample of clinically referred adolescents. Parents reported being bothered more than adolescents or teachers by adolescents' internalizing behavior. Both parents and teachers rated adolescents' externalizing behavior as more bothersome than did adolescents. Adolescents were significantly less likely to want to change their behavior than were parents or teachers. In addition, adolescents were significantly more likely to want to change their internalizing problems than their externalizing problems. For all three informants, being bothered by adolescents' behaviors was strongly associated with a desire to change the behaviors. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
KeywordsClinical Implication School Psychology
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Achenbach, T. M. (1985).Assessment and taxonomy of child and adolescent psychopathology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
- Achenbach, T. M. (1991a).Manual for the Child Behavior Checklist and 1991 Profile. Burlington: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry.Google Scholar
- Achenbach, T. M. (1991b).Manual for the Teacher Report Form and 1991 Profile. Burlington: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry.Google Scholar
- Achenbach, T. M. (1991c).Manual for the Youth Self-Report and 1991 Profile. Burlington: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry.Google Scholar
- Adelman, H. S., Kaser-Boyd, N., & Taylor, L. (1984). Children's participation in consent for psychotherapy and their subsequent response to treatment.Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 13, 170–178.Google Scholar
- Dubow, E. R., Lovko, K. R., & Kausch, D. F. (1990). Demographic differences in adolescents' health concerns and perceptions of helping agents.Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 19, 44–54.Google Scholar
- Guttmann, J. (1982). Pupils', teachers', and parents' causal attributions for problem behavior at school.Journal of Educational Research, 76, 14–21.Google Scholar
- Phares, V., Compas, B. E., & Howell, D. C. (1989). Perspectives on child behavior problems: Comparisons of children's self-reports with parent and teacher reports.Psychological Assessment: A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1, 68–71.Google Scholar
- Weisz, J. R., Suwanlert, S., Chaiyasit, W., Weiss, B., Walter, R. R., & Anderson, W. W. (1988). Thai and American perspectives on overcontrolled and undercontrolled child behavioral problems: Exploring the threshold model among parents, teachers, and psychologists.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, 601–609.PubMedGoogle Scholar