Concordance among physical educators’, teachers’, and parents’ perceptions of attention problems in children

Efstratopoulou, M., Janssen, R and Simons, J. (2013) Concordance among physical educators’, teachers’, and parents’ perceptions of attention problems in children. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17 (5). pp. 437-443. ISSN 1087-0547

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Abstract

Objective: The study examined the concordance among rating sources on attention problems of elementary school–aged children. Method: A randomly selected sample (N = 841) of children was rated by the physical educators, the teachers,and the parents, using the Attention Scales of the Motor Behavior Checklist (MBC), the Teacher Report Form, the Child Behavior Checklist, and the ADHD–Rating Scale–IV (ADHD-RS-IV ). Results: Convergent validity of the Lack of Attention Scale of the MBC with the corresponding subscales was supported. Correlations were higher between teachers’ ratings and between physical educators’ and teachers’ ratings than between physical educators’ and parents’ ratings or between teachers’ and parents’ ratings. Conclusion: Findings underscore the importance of taking the child’s settings and observer influences into account and suggest that MBC is a new promising instrument for screening attention problems in school settings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2012 Sage. This is an author accepted manuscript of a paper subsequently published in Journal of Attention Disorders. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Maria Efstratopoulou
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 10:47
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 13:07
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/738

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