Assessment of preschool symptomatology depression: Correspondence between reports by parents and teachers

Ma Claustre Jané, Nelson Araneda, Sergi Valero, Edelmira Domènech-Llaberia

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    Abstract

    The use of multiple informants has been recommended for the assessment of childhood psychopathology. Agreement parent-teachers report of preschool depressive symptomatology is analyzed here. 998 boys and girls, 3-6-years old, from the city of Sabadell (Vallès Occidental, Barcelona) were assessed. They were administered the «General Rating of Affective Symptoms for Preschoolers» (GRASP). Inter-informant agreement has been low for the overall diagnosis and for the four subscales. Teachers have reported more emotional symptoms than parents and parents have reported more behavioural symptoms than teachers. The agreement between parents' and teachers' reports of the absence of symptomatology has been high.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)212-215
    JournalPsicothema
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2000

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