Parents' and Teachers' Concordance with Children's Self‐Ratings of Suicidality: Findings from a High‐Risk Sample Journal Articles uri icon

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  • 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.


  • Thompson, Richard
  • Dubowitz, Howard
  • English, Diana J
  • Nooner, Kate B
  • Wike, Traci
  • Bangdiwala, Shrikant
  • Runyan, Desmond K
  • Briggs, Ernestine C

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  • April 2006