ERIC Number: EJ905055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Reference Count: 130
Understanding and Using Informants Reporting Discrepancies of Youth Victimization: A Conceptual Model and Recommendations for Research
Goodman, Kimberly L.; De Los Reyes, Andres; Bradshaw, Catherine P.
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, v13 n4 p366-383 Dec 2010
Discrepancies often occur among informants' reports of various domains of child and family functioning and are particularly common between parent and child reports of youth violence exposure. However, recent work suggests that discrepancies between parent and child reports predict subsequent poorer child outcomes. We propose a preliminary conceptual model (Discrepancies in Victimization Implicate Developmental Effects [DiVIDE]) that considers how and why discrepancies between parents' and youths' ratings of child victimization may be related to poor adjustment outcomes. The model addresses how dyadic processes, such as the parent-youth relationship and youths' information management, might contribute to discrepancies. We also consider coping processes that explain why discrepancies may predict increases in youth maladjustment. Based on this preliminary conceptual framework, we offer suggestions and future directions for researchers who encounter conflicting reports of community violence exposure and discuss why the proposed model is relevant to interventions for victimized youths.
Descriptors: Violence, Information Management, Adjustment (to Environment), Parent Attitudes, Victims of Crime, Models, Family Relationship, Children, Prediction, Parent Child Relationship, Coping, Disclosure, Intervention
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