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ERIC Number: ED377634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-25
Pages: 13
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Children with Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Their Family Structures.
Lenhart, Tammy L.; Chudzinski, Julie
This study investigated the family structures of 30 children (ages 7 to 18) with emotional/behavioral problems receiving treatment in a mental health agency. Traditional family structure was defined as a home in which both biological parents are present. Nontraditional family structures included: (1) single-parent families with one biological parent living in the home; (2) families with one biological parent and that parent's significant other; (3) step-parent families; and (4) guardianship families with neither of the child's biological parents living in the home. Analysis using a chi-square statistical procedure found that there was a higher frequency of children with emotional/behavioral living in nontraditional families than traditional families, although no specific type of nontraditional family structure was more frequent. (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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