Biological, social and familial factors associated with behavioral and emotional deviations in adolescence. A Greek longitudinal study

Doctoral Dissertation uoadl:1305869 488 Read counter

Unit:
Τομέας Υγείας - Μητέρας - Παιδιού
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2015-07-06
Year:
2015
Author:
Βάσση Ιππολύτη
Dissertation committee:
Χρυσάνθη Τζουμάκα- Μπακούλα Καθηγήτρια, Ξενοφών Κρίκος Ομότιμος Καθηγητής, Γεράσιμος Κολαΐτης Αναπληρτής Καθηγητής
Original Title:
Βιολογικοί, κοινωνικοί και οικογενειακοί παράγοντες που συνδέονται με αποκλίσεις της συμπεριφοράς και του συναισθήματος του εφήβου. Πανελλήνια διαχρονική μελέτη
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Biological, social and familial factors associated with behavioral and emotional deviations in adolescence. A Greek longitudinal study
Summary:
Introduction: It is crucial to determine variables that correlate to emotional
and behavioral problems in order to achieve early detection, prevention and
treatment .
Purpose: To investigate cross-sectional factors associated with children’s
emotional and behavioral problems 7 and 18 years, longitudinal factors from
birth, childhood and adolescence associated with mental health deviations
adolescents. Exploring parent – adolescent discrepancies in reports of
adolescent mental health problems.
Methodology: It was a longitudinal cohort study of Greek children at birth, 7
and 18 years. For the assessment of children’s mental health at 7 years Rutter’
s scale was used and at 18 years Achenbach’s scale was used. Biological, social
and family factors from 3 study periods were the independent variables.
Results: Gender, single parents, the child's chronic health problem, physical
punishment, lack of interest and stress of parents, lack of friends, dangerous
behaviors were significantly related to behavioral and emotional deviations.
Emotional and behavioral problems at 7 were correlated to corresponding
problems at 18.
Adolescent scores were higher than parents’ scores. Their discrepancies were
related to family status, working mother, poor parental supervision, gender.
Discussion: Familial and parental factors significantly affect children’s
mental health.
Keywords:
Adolescence, Emotional problems, Behavioral problems, Continuity of problems, Parent adolescent discrepancies
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
228
Number of pages:
181
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