Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 657-666 doi:  en trámite
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Sintomatología externalizante y rendimiento académico

Inmaculada Navarro González / Domingo. A. García-Villamisar. pp. 657-666


This study has two main objectives; firstly, to define the extent to which academic achievement is related to the presence of externalizing symptoms and, secondly, to provide prevalence figures of such symptoms in a community sample. Youth Self Report (YSR; Achenbach and Edelbrock, 1987) was used as a tool which evaluates, among other things, aggressive behaviour and the violation of rules. The sample comprised 87 children between the ages of 10 and 12 years in state schools in Albacete province. The results showed prevalence figures of about 3% and also significant differences in the presence of externalizing symptoms according to academic achievement. The most important implication derived from these results, is that schools must have adequate resources for early identification and treatment of  externalizing symptoms, given their influence on academic achievement and the classroom climate.
Keywords: Academic achievement. Externalizing symptoms. Conduct disorder.

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