The purpose of this study was to examine in a sample of 11,516 secondary school students the extent to which different behavioral, emotional and cognitive problems (a) reflected one or more underlying common factors ; (b) « actually » cooccurred ; and (c) were « single » problems.
Principal Component Analyses were performed and percentagewise techniques were used.
PCA demonstrated that one or more « general syndromes » could not by far account for all of the variance of the variables.
The results suggest the existence of adolescent « subgroups » with divergent comorbidity patterns :
those who primarily report one « single » symptom ;
those who report concurrent symptoms either exclusively in the category of behavioral problems or exclusively in the category of emotional and cognitive problems ;
and those who report concurrent symptoms in both categories.
This distinction between different subgroups has important theoretical, diagnostic, and treatment implications.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Etudiant, Facteur risque, Trouble comportement social, Toxicomanie, Trouble humeur, Trouble cognition, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Student, Risk factor, Social behavior disorder, Drug addiction, Mood disorder, Cognitive disorder, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0390055
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 12/09/1997.