ERIC Number: ED349525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-18
Parents' CBCL Scores and Ratings of Helpfulness of Children's Treatment.
Rugs, Deborah; And Others
Intervention programs which take a family perspective and treat families as a unit have a greater positive impact than programs which focus on the child alone. Yet, despite the emphasis on parental involvement, very little attention is given to parents' perceptions of their child's treatment. This study explored parents' ratings of treatment and parents' ratings of child symptomatology. Subjects in this study were parents (N=682) of children or adolescents with severe emotional disturbances (SED). These subjects were a subset of participants in a 7-year longitudinal study, the National Adolescent and Child Treatment Study (NACTS). Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and reported helpfulness ratings of services for their children. The CBCL and helpfulness ratings were completed for years 1 through 3 of the study. In two separate repeated measures of analyses of variance, results indicate that Externalizing symptoms were significant predictors of ratings of treatment helpfulness. However, internalizing symptoms were not significant predictors of ratings of treatment helpfulness. Two separate multiple regression analyses indicated that Externalizing scores can be predicted based on demographic and helpfulness ratings for years 1 through 3. However, Internalizing scores can be predicted by demographic variables and helpfulness ratings for year 2 only. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Annual Research and Training Conference for Children's Mental Health (Tampa, FL, February 18-20, 1991).