Title: Children's deviant behavior in primary education: Comparing physical educator's implicit theory with diagnostic criteria
Authors: Efstratopoulou, Maria
Janssen, Rianne
Simons, Johan # ×
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2012
Series Title: Journal of Attention Disorders
Article number: DOI 10.1177/1087054712449479
Abstract: Objective: Physical educators' implicit theory of children's deviant behavior in primary education was investigated and compared with diagnostic criteria. Method: A total of 60 physical education (PE) teachers reported deviant behaviors during lessons. Experts sorted these behaviors together with the official diagnostic criteria into categories based on perceived similarity in content. Results: Hierarchical cluster analysis on the derived similarity matrix among the behaviors suggested that PE teachers focus more on attention problems, disobedience, and aggressiveness when internalizing behaviors, such as anxiety and low energy, were less reported. Conclusion: PE teachers may be important and useful informants on children's behavior in school settings. (J. of Att. Dis. 2012; XX(X) 1-XX).
ISSN: 1087-0547
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation
Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation
× corresponding author
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