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This emphasizes the fact that cross-source data are dependent on unique knowledge or differing perspectives (and, of course, by the effect of different item selection or wording). This highlights the issue of whether or not one can use other judgments of behaviour as a validation of selfreport. We will be demonstrating this in forthcoming chapters when we show that the predictors of the child’s level of adaptation are not always the same when described by parent or teachers or child. However, before we present some summarizing data on the differential effects of using the same versus crosssource data when predicting adjustment, we will first briefly summarize the method used to calculate our descriptive data.
We will deal with these in Chapter 8 as indicators of the social environment, represented by measured (cultural norms) and unmeasured (error) attributable to between sample differences. We cover the possible moderating effects of sex and age in some detail in Chapter 3 which we found to be negligible when taken into account along with our other variables. Though we do not discuss the possible moderating effect of minority group membership within samples, we did examine it, as we had found that it did moderate our data from Australia in a previous study (Scott and Scott, 1989), with migrants more likely to be less satisfied with school when doing well as far as marks were concerned though the native-born Australians showed a positive association between these two variables.
Good academic, interpersonal and family adjustment were all associated with good marks and the mediating variables self-esteem (high) and anxiety (low). 3. Poor academic and family adjustment was associated with high scores on the coping-behaviour scale representing hostility. 4. Older adolescents recorded lower scores on three mediating variables which represented the adjustment coping styles self-esteem, hostility and schoolmeans-study scores. 5. Older adolescents also scored lower on subjective measures of adjustment in contrast to teacher-judged high academic performance, which showed the teacher reporting older rather than younger children performing better.