Evaluated parental ratings on aggressiveness and social responsibility for 120 school-age children and a cross-validation sample of 67 children referred to a university-sponsored developmental evaluation center in association with 10 commonly used interdisciplinary diagnoses. Parental ratings consistently and significantly related to staff diagnoses of behavior disorder and to hyperkinesis. A number of 'expected' relationships, e.g., between learning disability and social irresponsibility, did not occur. In general, the results indicate: that parental ratings show consistent relationships to selected interdisciplinary staff diagnoses; that hyperkinesis may be related more strongly to aggressiveness than to the lack of socially responsible behavior; and that parental ratings are potentially valuable in the diagnostic process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Oct 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology