Teen’s closest friend and good friend’s ratings were significantly related to teens’ self-reported delinquent behaviors.
Aquaintances’ ratings on all types of delinquency were not related to teen self-reported delinquent behaviors.
Table 2 shows correlations between multi-reporter ratings of teen delinquency behaviors by teen’s gender. Results show significant differences in ratings by the adolescent’s gender.
Mothers were significantly more reliable than fathers in their ratings for both male and female teens.
Mother ratings on teen delinquency and aggression were more reliable for female teens than male teens; however, mother ratings on teen hostility were more reliable for male teens than female teens.