THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPECIFIC READING RETARDATION, GENERAL READING BACKWARDNESS AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN A LARGE SAMPLE OF DUNEDIN BOYS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY FROM FIVE TO ELEVEN YEARS

Rob McGee, Sheila Williams, David L. Share, Jessie Anderson, Phil A. Silva

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Abstract

Abstract Parent and teacher reports of behaviour problems were obtained at ages 5, 7, 9 and 11 years for three groups of boys: specific reading retarded (N= 18), general reading backward (N= 22), and those with no severe reading disability (N= 436). At school entry, both groups of reading disabled boys were reported as having more behaviour problems, and the level of problems increased during their early school years. The results suggest that behaviour problems pre‐date reading disability, while reading failure further exacerbates the existing problem behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-610
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Reading retardation
  • family adversity
  • reading backwardness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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