Domain Specificity and Perceived Social Support across Raters for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
Référence bibliographique 
Popliger, Mina E. 2005. «Domain Specificity and Perceived Social Support across Raters for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de psychopédagogie et psychologie du counseling.
Intentions : « The perceived availability of social support has been documented as a protective mechanism among adults and adolescents but little work has been done with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD). The current research addressed this gap in literature with a sample of teacher-nominated children with EBD. » (p. ii)
Question/Hypothèses : « The first research question sought to explore the relationship between child-rated perceived social support and self-rated adjustment outcomes. […] The second research question examined whether children’s perceptions of various sources of support can significantly predict children’s adjustment, once demographic variables are held constant. […] The third research question sought to examine how much support is necessary to experience the benefits of social support as indicated by children’s adjustment ratings. […] The fourth research question sought to investigate the level of agreement among child, parent, and teacher ratings of children’s social support, for no research examining the level of inter-rater agreement of children’s social support was found in the literature. […] The fifth research question sought to determine whether parent or teacher ratings of the sources of child-perceived social support would predict a significant amount of variance in children’s adjustment, as determined by child ratings of behavioral, social, and emotional adjustment indices. » (pp. 28-30)
Échantillon/Matériau : « Fifty-four children (43 males, 11 females), 56 parents, and 27 teachers completed questionnaires on perceived social support and behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. » (p. ii)
Instruments : - Behavioral Assessment System for Children (BASC; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 1998); - Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI; Kovacs, 1992); - Demographic questionnaire; - Self Perception Profile for Children-Abbreviated Version (SPPC-AV; Harter, 1985b); - Survey of Children Social Support-Abbreviated Version (SOCSS-AV; Dubow & Ullman, 1989).
Types de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« Results suggest a pattern of domain specific social relating to domain adjustment outcomes. Furthermore, the importance of child ratings over parent and teacher ratings of social support was evident. Significant inter-rater differences were found on rating of social support, despite directional agreement. Finally, children with higher ratings of social support reported more positive adjustment and less negative adjustment than children with lower support ratings. Interventions that are child-centered and domain specific are suggested. » (p. ii)