Parents' and teachers' concordance with children's self-ratings of suicidality: findings from a high-risk sample.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined concordance between adult and child reports of child suicidality using a sample of 1,046 8-year-old children at risk for, or having experienced, maltreatment. Concordance was low with both caregivers and teachers. For children reporting no suicidality, caregiver-child agreement was associated with few transitions in caregiver and low social withdrawal and aggression, and teacher-child agreement was associated with non-White ethnicity, good academic performance, and low thought problems. For children reporting suicidality, care-giver-child agreement was associated with perceptions of child mental health needs, aggression, and somatic complaints, and teacher-child agreement was associated with thought problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, R; Dubowitz, H; English, DJ; Nooner, KB; Wike, T; Bangdiwala, SI; Runyan, DK; Briggs, EC

Published Date

  • April 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 167 - 181

PubMed ID

  • 16704322

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-0234

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1521/suli.2006.36.2.167


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England