TITLE

Examining African American Adolescent Depression in a Community Sample: The Impact of Parent/Child Agreement

AUTHOR(S)
Breland-Noble, Alfiee; Weller, Bridget
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Child & Family Studies;Oct2012, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p869
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined rater congruence and discrepancies in African American parent-adolescent reports of emotional concerns, behavioral functioning and depression. Using parent child reports of functioning from the ASEBA CBCL and YSR self-report instruments, and clinician rated depression via the CDRS-R, the team examined baseline data from a non-clinical community sample of 35 African American parent-youth dyads. Data suggest that discordance in parent-youth dyad reporting on perceptions of adolescent behaviors and emotions is a helpful factor in predicting depression in African American adolescents. Additionally, the research team identified moderate to strong correlations between clinician-rated and adolescent-rated depression. These data provide a novel examination of the potential significance of parent-adolescent congruence and discrepancies in reporting on youth emotional and behavioral states and its significance for assessing depressive symptoms in teens.
ACCESSION #
79823811

 

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