Research on informant reports has not focused on the levels of agreement between parents and youth from ethnic minority backgrounds or the factors that influence their agreement levels. The current study examines reports made by low-income Latino parent-child dyads regarding the child’s attention and hyperactivity symptoms, and examines whether problem type, age, gender, and family generation influence cross-informant agreement. The sample includes 94 5th–8th grade students and their parents recruited from a public elementary school in Chicago, Illinois. Results indicate that symptoms were higher when reported by the children than by their parents. Implications for these findings are discussed.
"Examining Parent-Child Cross-Informant Reports of Attention and Hyperactivity Problems among Low-Income Latino Youth,"
DePaul Discoveries: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol2/iss1/11