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ERIC Number: EJ1099191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Perspectives on the Aetiology of ODD and CD: A Grounded Theory Approach
McFarland, Patrick; Sanders, James; Hagen, Bradley
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v21 n2 p241-256 2016
Antisocial disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD), are common reasons for youth to be seen for clinical intervention. The intent of this constructivist grounded theory study was to evaluate clinicians' perspectives on the aetiology of antisocial disorders. Six professionals from various professional backgrounds were interviewed in order to gain insight into how theoretical orientations influence the understanding of antisocial disorders and subsequent clinical approaches. The findings from the research interviews suggest a range of perspectives on aetiology, such as a variety of predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating and differentiating factors. The results illustrate relative consistency in the understanding of aetiology among practitioners from varying theoretical orientations. Further, a biopsychosocial approach to aetiology and clinical decision-making was emphasised, despite differing theoretical orientations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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