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Behaviour problems and language abilities at three years and behavioural deviance at eight years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3980611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A representative sample of 535 children were followed up from their third to their eighth birthday using measures of language ability and behaviour. At age 8 yr it was found that there were significantly more boys with behavioural deviance than girls, and that children from manual social class backgrounds also showed more behavioural deviance. The only difference between the immigrant and non-immigrant children was a less frequent occurrence of neurotic deviance in the immigrant group. It was found that behaviour problems at age 3 yr were strongly related to behavioural deviance at school at age 8 yr, particularly for boys. This medium-term stability in behaviour problems had not been found in previous studies looking at younger children. A low score on a measure of language structure at age 3 yr was found to be related to a high rate of neurotic deviance at age 8 yr even when behaviour at age 3 yr was controlled. The implications of these findings for the early identification and intervention with children at risk for later behaviour deviance are discussed.
J Stevenson; N Richman; P Graham
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-17     Completed Date:  1985-05-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antisocial Personality Disorder / psychology
Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology,  psychology*
Child, Preschool
Ethnic Groups / psychology
Language Development
Language Disorders / psychology*
Longitudinal Studies
Neurotic Disorders / psychology
Sex Factors
Social Class

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