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Table 3 Agreement between self-, parent- and staff-reports of school difficulties

From: Difficulties experienced by young people with Tourette syndrome in secondary school: a mixed methods description of self, parent and staff perspectives

School difficulties Agreement between self- and parent-report Agreement between self- and staff-report Agreement between parent- and staff-report
Kappa [95 % CI] Kappa [95 % CI] Kappa [95 % CI]
Concentration .07 [−.27, .40] .08 [−.24, .40] .14 [−.18, .45]
Unhelpful staff response to tics .35 [.04, .67]* .32 [.01, .53]* .18 [−.03, .40]
Difficulties with other students .66 [.42, .90]** .00 [−.24, .24] .10 [−.18, .38]
Homework .26 [−.06, .58] .32 [.03, 61]* .44 [.19, .68]**
Examinations .16 [−.17, .48] .13 [−.17, .42] .41 [.09, .75]*
Anxiety in school .34 [.01, .67]* .02 [−.29, .32] .14 [−.18, .45]
Writing .64 [.35, .93]** .30 [−.06, .66] .42 [.09, .76]*
Managing anger in school .10 [−.24, .45] .08 [−.26, .42] .25 [−.12,.61]
  1. Note. Kappa < 0 = no agreement, 0 to 0.20 = slight agreement, 0.21 to 0.40 = fair agreement, 0.41 to 0.60 = moderate agreement, 0.61 to 0.80 = substantial agreement, 0.81 to 1.00 = almost perfect agreement [44]
  2. *p < .05. **p < .01