The findings highlight clear differences in interparental ratings of adolescent delinquency. More importantly, the adolescent’s gender interacts with mothers’ and fathers’ rating reliability.
Overall, mothers are more consistent and reliable raters of both male and female adolescent delinquency.
Overall, fathers are more consistent and reliable raters of female adolescent delinquency, aggression, and hostility.
Peer ratings of teen delinquency also vary by the closeness of the friendship.
Overall, closest friends are better reporters of teen delinquency than good friends and acquaintances.
Gender of adolescent also interacts with peers’ rating reliability.