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ERIC Number: EJ890530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
A Comparison of Problem Behavior Profiles in Turkish Children with AD/HD and Non-AD/HD Children
Ozdemir, Selda
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v8 n1 p281-298 2010
Introduction: There is an increasing number of studies describing the symptoms of ADHD among school-age children in western cultures. Yet, studies on children with ADHD living in non-western cultures are limited. Thus, the purpose of this study was to compare problem behavior profiles of Turkish children with AD/HD and non-AD/HD children. Method: A total of 49 children with and without AD/HD were included in the study. Problem behaviors of participating children were measured using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) Turkish form. Results: Analysis of the CBCL revealed that Turkish children with AD/HD were in the clinical range for problem behavior compared to non-AD/HD children. Turkish parents of children with AD/HD reported high rates of aggressive behavior, attention problems, and rule breaking behavior. Conclusion: Overall, these results suggest similar findings on the characteristics of children with ADHD. That is, Turkish children with AD/HD have been found to display clinical levels of problem behaviors compared to their typically developing peers. These results were discussed in the light of the available literature and recommendations for practice were provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist