ERIC Number: ED460493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Congruence between Parent-Professional Ratings of Level of Functioning: Relationships to Collaboration and Satisfaction.
Stevenson, Jennifer; Srebnik, Debra
This study examined the congruence between the ratings of level of functioning (LOF) by parents of children with emotional and behavior disorders and LOF ratings by the professionals providing services to these children. Specifically, it examined the relationship of parent-professional congruence on LOF ratings to parent satisfaction with their children's mental health services and the degree of parent-professional collaboration. Parents (n=76) of youths receiving mental health services at mental health centers in Washington state completed the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Family/Professional Collaboration Scale, and the Ecology Rating Scale (the LOF scale also completed by professionals). Major findings indicated: (1) parent satisfaction was significantly correlated with parent-professional collaboration; and (2) there was no significant correlation between parent-professional congruence on ratings of child LOF with parent satisfaction with services. Overall, the study suggests that global service satisfaction is more related to characteristics of the parent-professional relationship than the degree of agreement in how they view the severity of the child's difficulties. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Children, Daily Living Skills, Emotional Disturbances, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Severity (of Disability)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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