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Attribution style of adolescents with school-reported social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Attribution style of adolescents with school-reported social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Maras, P.F., Moon, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5795-3206 and Gridley, N. (2014) Attribution style of adolescents with school-reported social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 19 (4). pp. 426-439. ISSN 1363-2752 (Print), 1741-2692 (Online) (doi:10.1080/13632752.2014.913760)

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between attribution style and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBDs), and to explore differences in attribution tendencies between adolescents with and without SEBDs. In total, 72 adolescents attending a school in London were recruited; 27 were receiving support for SEBDs from the behaviour and education support team at their school and 45 were recruited from the main school population. Participants completed the Children’s Attribution Style Questionnaire and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. A multivariate analysis of variance revealed that adolescents with SEBDs had a more negative attribution style, made more stable attributions of negative events and reported fewer internal attributions of positive events than students without SEBDs. The findings highlight the importance of cognitive factors in providing a basis for interventions intending to address young people’s behaviour and cater for the heterogeneous nature of SEBDs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the Accepted Manuscript version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties on 06 May 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13632752.2014.913760 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2014.913760.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attribution style; SEBDs; Behaviour; Adolescence; school
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Applied Psychology Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 20:09
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11761

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