Behavior problems of educationally handicapped and normal pupils

Douglas Cullinan, Michael H. Epstein, Raymond J. Dembinski

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Male pupils identified as behaviorally disordered, learning disabled, and educable mentally retarded, as well as nonidentified normal boys, were rated by their teachers on the Behavior Problem Checklist. Analyses of the ratings indicated significant differences for pupil category, Behavior Problem Checklist dimension, and category by dimension interaction, but no significant differences for age alone or in interaction with other factors. Categories of pupils were best discriminated from one another on the basis of Conduct Disorder and Personality Problem dimensions of the Behavior Problem Checklist. Results were discussed in terms of some implications for special education and further research suggested by the present findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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