ERIC Number: EJ788622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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The Relationship of Self-Injurious Behavior and Other Maladaptive Behaviors among Individuals with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability
Matson, Johnny L.; Cooper, Christopher; Malone, Carrie J.; Moskow, Sheree L.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v29 n2 p141-148 Mar-Apr 2008
Participants were 101 individuals with self-injurious behavior (SIB) and severe or profound intellectual disability who were matched by gender, age, and level of intellectual disability to controls. Persons with SIB were more likely to exhibit the challenging behaviors of physical aggression, property destruction, sexually inappropriate behaviors and stereotypes when compared to controls, suggestive of co-occurring behaviors. Moreover, the maladaptive behavior of irritability, as assessed by the aberrant behavior checklist (ABC) was able to correctly classify 72.8% of the sample into their respective group memberships. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Aggression, Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Severe Mental Retardation, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Psychological Patterns, Comparative Analysis
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