Family stress, antisocial behavior and the behaviorally/emotionally disturbed girl

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John Dwaine Phifer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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W. Larry Osborne

Abstract: The contribution of family stressors to a behaviorally/emotionally disturbed girl's level of antisocial behavior was assessed to develop a profile of such girls and their families in order to identify counseling interventions. The total sample size was 328 girls between 10 and 16 years of age enrolled in the Eckerd Wilderness Educational System (EWES) camping program between 1982 and 1987. The typical girl in this study was white, fourteen and one-half years old, Protestant, and low-average intelligence. She was in the program about a year. Her most prevalent antisocial behavior was school truancy associated with later classification as either a dependent adjudicated adolescent or as a delinquent adjudicated adolescent. She tended to use alcohol more than drugs. In school, she received special education services through a self-contained Emotionally Handicapped classroom. She repeated first grade. She reentered her community school in either the eighth or ninth grade.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Antisocial personality disorders
Girls $x Psychology
Girls $x Social conditions

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