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ERIC Number: EJ793567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Emotional Symptoms in Inattentive Primary School Children: A Population-Based Study
Sorensen, Lin; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Lundervold, Astri Johansen
Journal of Attention Disorders, v11 n5 p580-587 2008
Objective: The present study investigates teacher and parent reports of inattention and emotional symptoms in 6,229 primary school children. Method: The assessment included the Emotional Symptoms subscale and the Impact scale from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the inattention items from the Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham IV Questionnaire. Results: Children defined as inattentive showed a high risk of being defined as high scorers on the Emotional Symptoms subscale. A high score on both the Inattention and Emotional Symptoms subscales was associated with a high impact score. Teachers but not parents reported a higher risk of such co-occurrence of symptoms in girls than in boys. Conclusion: Inattentive children should be screened for emotional problems by use of the multi-informants method. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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