ERIC Number: ED253016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Problem Syndromes in Educable Mentally Handicapped Greek Children: A Parent and Teacher Estimation.
Stasinos, Demetrios P.
This study examines, first, the problem behavior syndrome in 58 educable mentally handicapped (EMH) children attending special state schools in Greece, and secondly the relationship between those syndromes and sex and special schooling of these individuals. Children's four problem behavior syndromes, i.e., antisocial behavior, excessive inhibition-neurosis, immaturity-inadequacy, and psychosomatic symptoms, were measured by employing the Behavior Problem Checklist developed by Quay and Peterson (1967). The Greek version of the instrument was developed by I. Paraskevopoulos and H. Leousis (1970). The results indicated: (1) EMH Greek children did not frequently exhibit serious problem behavior symptoms; (2) sex was not significantly related to these syndromes while there was a negative relationship between the syndromes and special schooling; and (3) parent and teacher estimates of the EMH children's problem behavior symptoms differed significantly in male's antisocial behavior and immaturity-inadequacy syndromes and in females' excessive inhibition-neurosis, immaturity-inadequacy and psychosomatic symptoms. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the International Congress of the Spanish Association for Special Education (AEDES) (Madrid, Spain, April 25-27, 1984).