Prevalence of behavioral disorders among elementary students of Alborz province (2010-2011)

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Melisa Hanifi Vahed 1 , Siavash Talepasand 2 , *

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1 Educational Psychologist (M.S), Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

How to Cite: Hanifi Vahed M, Talepasand S. Prevalence of behavioral disorders among elementary students of Alborz province (2010-2011), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2014 ; 17(12):e74285. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v17i12.694.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (12); e74285
Published Online: March 29, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 03, 2013
Accepted: January 07, 2014
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Abstract

Background: Behavioural disorder is a common disorder in children. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of behavioural disorders and analyse the moderating role of gender and grade in primary school students of Alborz province.

Methods: The population of the study consisted of all the primary students from the third grade to the fifth grade in Alborz province. The participants were 375 students who were recruited by multistage random sampling. They completed Rutter Behavioural Evaluation Questionnaire (Teacher’s Form). The moderating role of gender and grade was examined. Data were analysed by chi-square and Fisher log-linear models.   

Results: The prevalence of behavioural disorders was 12% in the primary school students. The prevalence of behavioural disorders in the fifth grade was more than the third and fourth grades. Sex and sex × grade interaction did not have the moderating role.

Conclusion: The overall prevalence of behavioral problems in primary school Alborz was roughly proportional to the average rate of the country. The highest rate of prevalence was observed in the fifth grade.

Keywords

behavioural disorder prevalence primary students

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