An empirical typology of behavior styles was developed to define distinct variations of healthy, marginal, at risk, and maladjusted behavior.
On the basis ofa stratified national sample (N=1,400) of youths ages 5-17 years, multistage hierarchical cluster analyses with independent replications were applied to identify 22 distinct styles and severity across measures of behavior pathology.
Initial behavioral measures were obtained through standardized teacher observations using the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents.
For each consequent behavior style, relative population prevalence is reported, as well as distinguishing demographic features and significant trends for intellectual functioning, academic achievement, concomitant risk and protective factors, and comorbidity.
Results are compared with those of recent epidemiologic surveys, and application of the typology is demonstrated for differential classification and hypothesis generation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Typologie, Trouble comportement, Prévalence, Sexe, Norme, Epidémiologie, Aptitude intellectuelle, Aptitude scolaire, Association morbide, Facteur risque, Age préscolaire, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Trouble adaptation, Prévention, Ethnie, Race, Age chronologique, Classe sociale, Style comportemental
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Typology, Behavioral disorder, Prevalence, Sex, Standards, Epidemiology, Intellectual ability, Academic ability, Concomitant disease, Risk factor, Preschool age, School age, Child, Human, Adolescent, Adaptation disorder, Prevention, Ethnic group, Race, Chronological age, Social class
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0378142
Code Inist : 002B18D10. Création : 01/03/1996.