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The association between area-level indicators of social deprivation and the emotional and behavioural needs of black and south asian children with intellectual disabilities in a deprived urban environment.

Emerson, Eric and Robertson, Janet M. and Wood, Justin (2007) The association between area-level indicators of social deprivation and the emotional and behavioural needs of black and south asian children with intellectual disabilities in a deprived urban environment. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20 (5). pp. 420-429. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Introduction: There has been a recent increase in interest in research into the emotional and behavioural needs of children and adolescents with intellectual disability. The field has tended to focus on the association between emotional and behavioural needs and child characteristics. Little attention has been paid to the potential importance of social context. Method: Cross-sectional survey of teacher-reported emotional and behavioural needs among 386 South Asian children and 118 Black children in a deprived urban conurbation. Results: The results suggested that: (i) teachers reported higher rates of emotional and behavioural needs among Black (when compared with South Asian) children; (ii) increased rates of emotional and behavioural needs were generally associated with older child age, lower child ability, the absence of sensory impairments and male gender; and (iii) neighbourhood deprivation was associated with variation in emotional and behavioural need differently for the two ethnic groups. For Black children, increased deprivation was associated with increased need. However, for South Asian children increased deprivation was associated with decreased need. DiscussionResults are discussed in relation to 'group density effects' which may reflect the potentially moderating effects of social support on the relationship between socioeconomic deprivation and mental health.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Uncontrolled Keywords: children • deprivation • intellectual disabilities • mental health • minority ethnic groups
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 33012
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2010 15:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33012

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