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ERIC Number: EJ1129617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Subclinical Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms, Cognitive Processes, School Achievement, and Intelligence-Achievement Relationship in Adolescents
Malakar, Partha; Basu, Jayanti
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v5 n2 p115-125 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether the general intelligence, cognitive processes, school achievement, and intelligence-achievement relationship of adolescents with subclinical levels of obsessive-compulsive symptoms differed from those of their normal counterparts. From an initial large pool of 14-year-old Bengali students in eighth grade, 110 girls and 100 boys were finally selected. The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale and the Children's Obsessional Compulsive Inventory were used to exclude those with clinical levels of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and to identify those with subclinical levels of obsessive-compulsive symptoms as differentiated from the typically developed adolescents. The participants were administered the Standard Progressive Matrices for assessing general intelligence and Sumon's Attention Memory Module to assess memory-related variables and span of attention. School achievement was assessed from school records from the last two years. Intelligence-achievement relationship was obtained by computing the correlation between intelligence scores and achievement. The analyses revealed that those with subclinical symptoms had poorer cognitive processes, lower achievement and lower intelligence-achievement correlation than their healthy counterparts. Findings imply the need for detection of subclinical obsessive-compulsive symptoms and early intervention of adolescent school students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices
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