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ERIC Number: ED407637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-9
Pages: 19
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Family Environment and School Behavioral Problems.
Volenski, Leonard T.; Rockwood, Paul
Helping disruptive students successfully complete high school and learn how to develop self-control is a challenge for the school, parents, and society. Some of the specific family characteristics associated with disruptive behavior in the classroom and school are examined here. Parents of 105 adolescent males, who ranged in age from 15 to 17, completed various surveys. Analysis revealed that the family variables of cohesion, conflict, organization, and expression of anger were all significant in being able to predict membership in one of the study's three groups: emotionally disturbed, "late starters" (i.e. those who had only recently manifested disruptive behavior), and the control group. Results indicate that the families of the emotionally disturbed subjects had more conflict, less cohesion, and less organization than both the late starters and the control group subjects. Both the emotionally disturbed and the late starters had more expression of anger within the family than did the control families. There appears to be a significant relationship between the male adolescent and his father. It is recommended that intervention strategies for disruptive adolescent students need to take into account family variables and that paternal anger be given strong consideration. Implications for future research are discussed. Contains 11 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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