Children’s mental health influenced by the context and ratings affected by subjectivity of the assessor

Reports and Proceedings
ESTONIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

This doctoral thesis looked at ways of preventing mental health issues in elementary school children and studied the effects of one preventative intervention used in Estonian schools (PAX Good Behaviour Game) on the mental health of first grade students and the self-efficacy of teachers. Because children might display different mental health problems at home than they do at school, and because the interpretation of the problems themselves can be influenced by the background of the assessors, associations between the data were also studied to understand which background factors predict parent-teacher agreement.

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