PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDRENS PEER RELATIONSHIPS: DISCREPANCIES IN SELF-PERCEIVED SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE IN CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
2011 (English)In: Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, ISSN 0736-7236, Vol. 30, no 6, 570-582 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This population-based study investigated self-perception of social acceptance in children with emotional or behavioral disorders, and whether their perceptions were in line with parent/teacher reports of peer relationship problems. Children with behavioral disorders (n = 145) emotional disorders (n = 118), and a comparison group (n = 4,344) were selected from an 11-13-years-old population (n = 5073). Children with emotional disorders reported poorer social acceptance than children with behavioral disorders, also when adjusted for parent/teacher ratings of peer problems, confirming the negative self-perception reported in previous clinical studies. Self-perceptions of children with behavioral disorders were lower than in the comparison group and not inflated according to parent/teacher reports. The results emphasize the importance of peer-relations in both disorder groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Guilford Press , 2011. Vol. 30, no 6, 570-582 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69879DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2011.30.6.570ISI: 000292004600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69879DiVA: diva2:433322