Correlation between Teachers' and Adolescents' Reporting of Emotional and Behavioural Problems among Kosovar Adolescents aged 11-18
Keywords:Teacher, Adolescents, Internalization, Externalization, YSR, TR
The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between teachers' and adolescents' reporting of emotional and behavioral problems among Kosovar adolescents aged 11-18.
The methodology of the study: The participants in this study were 1727 adolescents ages 11-18 and 140 teachers. From adolesccents 55.4% (N=957) girls and 44.6% (N=770) were boys. Their average age is M=14.67 (DS=2.06), girls M=14.79 (DS=2.08) and boys M=14.52 (DS=2.02). The selection of the sample was done at randomly and the study sample is a stratified sample. Data collection in this study was done through the administration a standardized questionnaires Youth Self Report 11-18 and Teacher's Report 6-18. To analyze the data, the following analyzes were developed: the Cronbach alpha, arithmetic mean (MA), standard deviation (SD), chi-square statistics, t-tests and Pearson's correlation.
Results of the study: adolescents participating in this study showed a prevalence of 6.3% for externalization problems at this age, value from 18.4% for internalization and 10.00% for total problems. Regarding gender, girls showed higher mean values than boys in all other scales, except for externalizing problems. Then such problems were reported more by adolescents from the village than by adolescents from the city. And with increasing age, according to the values presented there is an increase of the arithmetic middle values in almost all the scales presented. The results show strong correlation between reporting of teachers and adolescents themselfs on internalising, externalization, and total problems.
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