A longitudinal study of early reading difficulties and subsequent problem behaviors
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 52, no 3, 242-250 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It is generally believed that early academic failure in school develops into a downward spiral of negative motivational and behavioral consequences. In this study, children with reading difficulties were compared with typical readers on questionnaires measuring ADHD symptoms and other behavior problems such as withdrawn symptoms, somatic complaints, anxiety/depression, social problems, and aggression. The results revealed that reading difficulties and problem behaviors appear more independent of each other rather than problem behaviors being a consequence of reading failure. In addition, gender differenceswere negligible when examining the relationship between reading difficulties and subsequent problem behavior. Some implications for special educationand intervention are suggested.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Vol. 52, no 3, 242-250 p.
Reading difficulties, ADHD, socio-emotional development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71313DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00870.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71313DiVA: diva2:447246