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ERIC Number: EJ928269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Emotional and Behavioral Problems among School Adolescents with and without Reading Difficulties as Measured by the Youth Self-Report: A One-Year Follow-Up Study
Undheim, Anne Mari; Wichstrom, Lars; Sund, Anne Mari
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v55 n3 p291-305 2011
In the present study of Norwegian adolescents aged 12-15 years, adolescents with reading difficulties (RD) were compared with adolescents without RD on emotional and behavioral problems. Of this group, 191 (7.8%) adolescents reported having RD at T[subscript 1]. At both time points, when compared with the non-RD group, those in the RD group had significantly higher internalizing and externalizing scale scores, a greater number of total problems, and higher scores on all subscales of the YSR. The number of social problems decreased from T[subscript 1] to T[subscript 2] for both groups. While externalizing scale scores did not change for the RD group, these problems increased for adolescents without RD. Having RD predicted higher levels of social problems after one year in multivariate analysis controlled for other problems and confounding variables. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway