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Χρυσάνθη Τζουμάκα- Μπακούλα Καθηγήτρια, Ξενοφών Κρίκος Ομότιμος Καθηγητής, Γεράσιμος Κολαΐτης Αναπληρτής Καθηγητής
Βιολογικοί, κοινωνικοί και οικογενειακοί παράγοντες που συνδέονται με αποκλίσεις της συμπεριφοράς και του συναισθήματος του εφήβου. Πανελλήνια διαχρονική μελέτη
Biological, social and familial factors associated with behavioral and emotional deviations in adolescence. A Greek longitudinal study
Introduction: It is crucial to determine variables that correlate to emotional
and behavioral problems in order to achieve early detection, prevention and
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
Adolescence, Emotional problems, Behavioral problems, Continuity of problems, Parent adolescent discrepancies
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