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Behavioural problems among schoolchildren in Nigeria

South African Journal of Psychiatry

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Title Behavioural problems among schoolchildren in Nigeria
Creator Akpan, M U Ojinnaka, N C Ekanem, E
Subject PAEDIATRICS, Psychiatry Behavioural disorders, Rutter scale, Antisocial behaviour, Childhod Neurosis
Description Background. Behavioural problems among schoolchildren can pose a burden on families and society.
Objective. To determine the prevalence and pattern of behavioural problems among children living in Uyo, a town in South-South Nigeria.
Methods. A cross-sectional study was carried out among 572 pupils from six primary schools selected randomly from private and government schools in Uyo. Pupils with a normal IQ were selected using a systematic sampling method. The Rutter behavioural scale for teachers (B2) was completed by their teachers, and that for parents (A2) was completed by the parents. Student’s t-test was used to compare pairs of means, frequencies were compared using the chi-square test, and p
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo-Nigeria
Date 2010-04-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — cross-sectional study
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v16i2.220
Source South African Journal of Psychiatry; Vol 16, No 2 (2010); 6 2078-6786 1608-9685
Language eng
Coverage Nigeria- Africa 2006/2007 Academic Session Age: 6-12years, Both sexes, Nigerians
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 M U Akpan, N C Ojinnaka, E Ekanem