To investigate descriptive and predictive correlates of aggression in children and adolescents who exhibit a high frequency of daily physical assault after admission to a structured residential treatment program and to examine correlations between subcategories of overt categorical aggression (OCA) in the same population.
Fifty-one admissions to a residential treatment program were assessed for frequency of physical assault after admission ; analyses were corrected for length of stay.
Patients with a high frequency of daily assault were compared with patients with a low frequency of daily assault on variables assessing demographics, history, family, concurrent behavior, treatment, and outcome.
A high prevalence of OCA was found in this sample.
Variables assessing history and concurrent behavior were significantly associated and predictive of subjects exhibiting a high frequency of daily physical assault after admission.
Physical assault was significantly correlated with verbal aggression, property destruction, and self-injurious behavior.
These findings support the distinctiveness of OCA as a separate subtype of aggression encompassing four subcategories.
Further research on treatment, outcome, and associated comorbidity of OCA is warranted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Agressivité, Violence, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Facteur sociodémographique, Milieu familial, Trouble comportement, Traitement, Antécédent, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Préadolescent, Adolescent, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Aggressiveness, Violence, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Sociodemographic factor, Family environment, Behavioral disorder, Treatment, Antecedent, School age, Child, Human, Preadolescent, Adolescent, Social behavior disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0074208
Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 14/05/1998.