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ERIC Number: EJ855880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Perceived Social Support and Domain-Specific Adjustment of Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Popliger, Mina; Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L.
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v14 n3 p195-213 Sep 2009
The perceived availability of social support has been documented as a protective mechanism among adults and adolescents. However, little research has explored the role of social support among children with emotional and behavioural difficulties (E/BD). The current study sought to investigate the effects of perceived social support from family, friends and teachers on domain-specific adjustment for children with E/BD. Fifty-four teacher-nominated children for E/BD completed questionnaires on perceived social support and behavioural, emotional and social functioning. Results suggest a pattern of intercorrelations between indices of child-rated social support and behavioural, emotional and social indicators of adjustment. Specifically, domain-specific social support was found to predict domain-specific adjustment outcomes for children with E/BD, once demographic variables were held constant. Interventions that are child-centred and domain-specific are suggested. (Contains 6 tables.)
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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