Parent Daily Report: PDR - Child Behavior Items


The Parent Daily Report is a 30-item checklist of behavior problems developed at the Oregon Social Learning Center.

Abstract

The Parent Daily Report is a 30 item checklist of behavior problems developed at the Oregon Social Learning Center. Parents are asked to indicate the presence of each behavior problem on a 0-1 scale (did or did not occur) during the past 24 hours. The first administration of the PDR took place during the summer interview with parents. Then, parents received several follow-up telephone calls from interview staff during the two weeks following the summer interview. During the first year of the project, four follow-up telephone calls were made to parents. After initial analyses suggested that it required only three reports to get a reliable estimate of child behavior problems, the number of follow-up telephone calls was reduced to two (in addition to one administration at the time of the interview). For all of the following analyses, parent's reports of their child's behavior were averaged across the first three administrations of the PDR.

For studies in which a highly-differentiated assessment of daily problem behaviors is desired, the narrow band scales of Overt Aggression, Oppositional Behavior, Hyperactivity, and Depression should be used. Covert Antisocial Behavior can also be scored from this measure, but will probably be included only in analyses in which these very rare but severe conduct problems are of interest. For studies in which a moderate-level of differentiated assessment of conduct problems is desired, the OppAgg summed scale can be used to represent Disruptive Behaviors. For studies in which a broader band measure of conduct problems is desired, the OppAggHyp summed scale score from this measure can be used to represent a total score of conduct problems. It is not suggested that Covert Antisocial Behaviors be included in this total score at the kindergarten and first grade level, because of their very low base rates.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: PyK
Scored Dataset Name: PDRySPc

Keywords

Aggression, Oppositional Behavior, Hyperactivity, Police Contact, Fire Setting, Running Away, Cooperativeness, Play, Discipline, Punishment, Communication, Parent Affect