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ERIC Number: EJ785278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Cross-Informant Ratings of the Emotional and Behavioral Functioning of College Students
Renk, Kimberly; Donnelly, Reesa; Klein, Jenny; Oliveros, Arazais; Baksh, Elizabeth
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v37 n2 p193-210 Feb 2008
One hundred seventy-four college students and a subset of their mothers and fathers provided ratings of college students' emotional and behavioral functioning. College students and their mothers and fathers demonstrated variable levels of correspondence in their ratings of college students' internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. Similar findings were noted with t-test comparisons, with college students rating themselves as experiencing significantly higher levels of behavior problems than did their mothers and fathers. Further, college students' ratings of their mothers' and fathers' parenting and their perceptions of their parents predicted significantly their ratings of their own behavior problems. Although mothers' communication reciprocity and perceptions of their college students served as significant predictors of mothers' ratings, a different pattern of results occurred with paternal variables. Overall, these findings further the understanding of correspondence and predictors of cross-informant ratings of college students' emotional and behavioral functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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