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Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties

Boram Lee.

Abstract
Objective: Parentsí ratings of their childrenís emotional and sociobehavioral problems are usually assessed through the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), an international standardized measure of child behavior that is widely used in practice and research. This study aimed to explore differences and agreements between parents on SDQ domains of child behavioral strengths and difficulties.
Methods: The sample consisted of 136 Korean immigrant parents in New Zealand, whose children were 6 to 10 years old. The parents completed the Korean version of the SDQ. The resulting data were subjected to a one-way, between-groups multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), Spearmanís correlation analyses, and a series of paired samples t-tests.
Results: Although mothers and fathers did not significantly differ in their ratings of internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems in their children, mothers reported comparatively higher scores than fathers for prosocial behaviors in their children. The level of agreement between mothersí and fathersí reports was low to moderate for the SDQ.
Conclusions: The findings suggest that when the SDQ is used to evaluate the emotional and behavioral function and adjustment of a school-aged child in research, information obtained from both mothers and fathers are unlikely to vary, and the self-reported data will have at least a moderate concurrence.

Key words: child behavior, Korean immigrant parents, parent report, parental perceptions, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)


 
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Boram Lee. Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP. 2020; 30(4): 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434


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Boram Lee. Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. http://www.psychiatryandclinicalpsychopharmacology.org/?mno=116396 [Access: December 28, 2020]. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434


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Boram Lee. Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP. 2020; 30(4): 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434



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Boram Lee. Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP. (2020), [cited December 28, 2020]; 30(4): 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434



Harvard Style

Boram Lee (2020) Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP, 30 (4), 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434



Turabian Style

Boram Lee. 2020. Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 30 (4), 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434



Chicago Style

Boram Lee. "Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties." Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 30 (2020), 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Boram Lee. "Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties." Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 30.4 (2020), 381-387. Print. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Boram Lee (2020) Comparing Korean Immigrant Mothersí and Fathersí Perceptions of Their Childís Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 30 (4), 381-387. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200810083434