Understanding challenging behaviour : perspectives of children and adolescents with a moderate intellectual disability

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dc.contributor.author Byrne, Alison
dc.contributor.author Hennessy, Eilis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-17T16:53:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-17T16:53:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd en
dc.date.issued 2009-07
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities en
dc.identifier.issn 1468-3148
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2557
dc.description.abstract Background: The present study examines understanding of challenging behaviour among a sample of children and adolescents with a moderate intellectual disability, and investigates their behavioural intentions towards peers with challenging behaviour. Methods: The study involved the collection of quantitative and qualitative data. In the quantitative part of the study participants (N=39) completed a modified Friendship Activity Scale following the presentation of vignettes depicting individuals with challenging and non-challenging behaviour. In the qualitative part of the study, participants (N=31) took part in a semi-structured interview that sought their views on the causes of the challenging behaviour described in one of the vignettes. Results: Analysis of the data from the Friendship Activity Scale indicates that participants have significantly more positive intentions towards a vignette character that does not engage in challenging behaviour. Content analysis of the qualitative data indicates that participants hold a variety of beliefs about the causes of challenging behaviour. Suggestions include that possibility that it is a response to transient emotional states and to external events. Conclusions: The findings are consistent with the findings of other studies on young people’s understanding of and attitudes towards peers with atypical behaviour. The theoretical and clinical implications for young people with intellectual disabilities are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.subject ADHD/ADD en
dc.subject Conduct disorder en
dc.subject Depression en
dc.subject Child development en
dc.subject Children's perspectives en
dc.subject Intellectual disability en
dc.subject Challenging behaviour en
dc.subject Qualitative analysis en
dc.subject Behavioural intentions en
dc.subject.lcsh Children with disabilities--Attitudes en
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior disorders in children en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology--Qualitative research en
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychology en
dc.title Understanding challenging behaviour : perspectives of children and adolescents with a moderate intellectual disability en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00465.x
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 22 en
dc.identifier.issue 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 317 en
dc.identifier.endpage 325 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00465.x
dc.neeo.contributor Byrne|Alison|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Hennessy|Eilis|aut|
dc.description.admin ti, da, ke OR 15/11/10 en
dc.internal.rmsid 87796745

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