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ERIC Number: EJ1072905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Problem Behaviour and Associated Risk Factors in Young Children
Martin, Andrew J.; Linfoot, Ken W.; Stephenson, Jennifer
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v15 n1 p1-16 Jul 2005
There is increasing concern about the number of preschool children displaying problem behaviour. This study examines the relative contribution of potential risk factors, particularly those related to families, to problem behaviour in the lives of a sample of western Sydney three- to five-year-old children. Problem behaviour was assessed using the Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1991), encompassing measures of anxious, depressed, uncommunicative, obsessive, somatic complaint, social withdrawal, hyperactive, aggressive, and delinquent behaviours. Particularly salient risk factors associated with problem behaviour were found to be children's behaviour when very young (an indicant of temperament), personal stress in parents associated with concerns about the family and economic worries, and parenting characterised by guilt and anxiety.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
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