Concordance of parent-child temperament ratings in a clinical sample of adolescent girls

Joan L. Luby, Hans Steiner

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Abstract

Fifty-six adolescents meeting DSM-III-R criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and major depression, were asked to complete self-assessments of temperament using the Dimensions of Temperament Survey-Revised (DOTS-R). Parents independently rated their children using a parent version of this scale. We found that parents and patients agreed significantly on all nine subscales. This high correlation suggests that parents' perceptions of their adolescents' temperaments concur with the adolescents' self-perceptions. These findings suggest that the observation of temperament remains concordant even in parent/child dyads often characterized by significant conflict.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-305
Number of pages9
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1993

Keywords

  • Temperament
  • adolescents
  • parent child concordance

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