Rescorla, L.A., et al. (2013). Cross-informant agreement between problems reported by parents and self-reported youth in 25 societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42 years old, 262-273. Few studies have shown that the number and severity of problems reported by different informants may vary depending on the clinical status of the adolescent concerned. In studies of non-clinical samples, young people reported higher severity assessments than their parents or teachers [reference Achenbach3 – reference Achenbach5, reference Stanger, Achenbach and McConaughy32, reference Verhulst and van der Ende34]. On the other hand, studies carried out on clinically collected samples, without exception, show an inverse difference, with assessments of the severity of mental health problems in young people being lower than those of parents [reference Kazdin, French and Unis24, reference Kolko and Kazdin25, reference Thurber and Osborn33). Possible reasons for this discrepancy could be denial or attempt to minimize mental health issues. Table 4 contains CCIs for CBCL, YSR and TRF, for the overall problem score, and for the outsourcing and internalization of broadband scales for all patients.
Icc of the overall problem score and the two broadband scales ranges from 0.24 (internalization scale, YSR/TRF) to 0.60 (outsourcing scale, CBCL/YSR). The CBCL, YSR and TRF agreement, separate for patients with internalization disorder (see Table 5), showed iCC from 0.19 (YSR/TRF) to 0.40 (CBCL/YSR) on the broadband internalizing scale. The coincidence for adolescents with an external disorder (see Table 5) ranged from 0.27 (YSR/TRF) to 0.52 (CBCL/YSR). The 1-2 represent the mean and standard deviation for the entire sample and separately for patients with internalizing and outsourcing disorder. Overall, cbcl averages were higher than global TRF averages and average TRF values were above YSR averages. The problems reported by parents were within the boundary on the overall scale of problems, the external and internal scales of CBCL broadband. The problems reported by teachers were within the limit for the overall value of the TRF problems. .