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

      Thompson, R.; Dubowitz, H.; English, D.J.; Nooner, K.B.; Wike, T.; Bangdiwala, S.I.; Runyan, D.K.; Briggs, E.C. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006)
      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, caregiver-child agreement was associated with perceptions of child mental health needs, aggression, and somatic complaints, and teacher-child agreement was associated with thought problems. Copyright 2006 The American Association of Suicidology.