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Self-reported anti-social behaviour: prevalence and risk factors amongst adolescents with and without intellectual disability

Dickson, K and Emerson, E and Hatton, C (2005) Self-reported anti-social behaviour: prevalence and risk factors amongst adolescents with and without intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49. pp. 820-826. ISSN 0964-2633

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Abstract

Background Research has suggested increased risk of anti-social behaviour amongst individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Methods This study reports the results of a secondary analysis of data relating to self-reported anti-social behaviour, obtained from the 1999 Office for National Statistics (ONS) study of the mental health of children and adolescents in Great Britain. Self-report data from 4174 adolescents was available. Within this group, a sub-group of 98 adolescents with ID was identified. Data covered a variety of sub-types of anti-social behaviour. Results Comparisons of individuals with ID and those without ID indicated a significantly higher prevalence of a number of types of self-reported anti-social behaviour in the ID sample. Further analyses indicated however, that these between group differences were accounted for by the higher rates of social deprivation and child mental health problems among the ID sample. Conclusions Rather than ID per se being associated with increased rates of anti-social behaviour, adolescents with ID may be more likely to experience risk factors (lower socio-economic status and mental health problems) known to be associated with anti-social behaviour. The clinical implications of this and possible future directions for research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescents ; anti-social behaviour ; intellectual disability ; MENTAL-HEALTH STATUS ; DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE ; PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT ; CHILDS DIFFICULTIES ; ECONOMIC-SITUATION ; STRENGTHS ; OFFENDERS ; MOTHERS
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 51758
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2011 16:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 04:56
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51758

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