Behavior problems in children with the presenting problem of poor school performance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Used 3 methods of assessing behavioral disturbance in 79 children presenting with poor school performance to an interdisciplinary evaluation center. Findings revealed a very high frequency of behavior problems, particularly of the internalizing type, but few differences in frequency or type of behavior problems among 4 subgroups: children with learning disabilities, mental retardation, borderline intellectual functioning, and without learning disabilities or cognitive impairment. Behavioral problems were associated with lower perceptions of self-worth and family functioning characterized as more controlling, and less supportive. Findings are discussed in terms of the need for interactional models of learning and behavior problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Lampron, LB; Johnson, DF; Eckstein, TL

Published Date

  • February 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 20

PubMed ID

  • 2324908

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-735X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-8693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpepsy/15.1.3


  • eng