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Behaviour problems and pre-school intellectual attainment: the associations of hyperactivity and conduct problems

Behaviour problems and pre-school intellectual attainment: the associations of hyperactivity and conduct problems
Behaviour problems and pre-school intellectual attainment: the associations of hyperactivity and conduct problems
The relationship between behaviour problems and intelligence was examined in a sample of 106 three-year-old boys and girls selected for the presence of either conduct problems or hyperactivity. Parents' reports of hyperactivity, but not conduct problems, were negatively related to IQ, scores for both boys and girls. There was a significant sex difference in the association between conduct problems and IQ. For girls IQ was positively correlated with conduct problems. The implications of the results for existing models of the relationship between behavioural deviance and cognitive functioning in childhood is discussed.
preschool children, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, IQ, sex differences
0021-9630
949-960
Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S.
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Lamparelli, Michael
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Stevenson, Jim
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Thompson, Margaret
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Hendy, Ann
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Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S.
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Lamparelli, Michael
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Stevenson, Jim
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Thompson, Margaret
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Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S., Lamparelli, Michael, Stevenson, Jim, Thompson, Margaret and Hendy, Ann (1994) Behaviour problems and pre-school intellectual attainment: the associations of hyperactivity and conduct problems. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 35 (5), 949-960. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.1994.tb02304.x).

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The relationship between behaviour problems and intelligence was examined in a sample of 106 three-year-old boys and girls selected for the presence of either conduct problems or hyperactivity. Parents' reports of hyperactivity, but not conduct problems, were negatively related to IQ, scores for both boys and girls. There was a significant sex difference in the association between conduct problems and IQ. For girls IQ was positively correlated with conduct problems. The implications of the results for existing models of the relationship between behavioural deviance and cognitive functioning in childhood is discussed.

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Published date: August 1994
Keywords: preschool children, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, IQ, sex differences

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Local EPrints ID: 58815
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58815
ISSN: 0021-9630
PURE UUID: da54c6a2-a1ca-41aa-ab81-a8ad2e05db54

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Date deposited: 18 Aug 2008
Last modified: 10 May 2019 16:30

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