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ERIC Number: EJ769097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
"They Are out of Control": Self-Perceptions, Risk-Taking and Attributional Style of Adolescents with SEBDs
Maras, Pam; Brosnan, Mark; Faulkner, Nathan; Montgomery, Tony; Vital, Pedro
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v11 n4 p281-298 Dec 2006
Fifty-six secondary school students with and without social emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBDs) completed self-report measures of their strengths and difficulties, self-concept and social identity, cognitive attributional style and participated in computer-based tests of risk-taking and impulsivity. Contrary to common understanding, the students with SEBDs made realistic estimations of their difficulties and were as able to make attributions as their peers without SEBDs; though they tended to attribute negative events internally significantly more often than did students without SEBDs. No differences were found between the two groups in terms of risk-taking as measured on a computer-based test. Implications of these findings for identification of and working with students with SEBDs are considered. Items on the "About Me" Questionnaire are appended. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom