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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

, 8:15

First Online: 15 May 2014Received: 10 October 2013Accepted: 12 May 2014


ObjectiveThe present study uses structural equation modeling of latent traits to examine the extent to which family factors, cognitive factors and perceptions of rejection in mother-child relations differentially correlate with aggression at home and at school.

MethodsData were collected from 476 school-age 7–15 years old children with a diagnosis of ADHD who had previously shown different types of aggressive behavior, as well as from their parents and teachers. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the differential relationships between maternal rejection, family, cognitive factors and aggression in home and school settings.

ResultsFamily factors influenced aggression reported at home .68 and at school .44; maternal rejection seems to be related to aggression at home .21. Cognitive factors influenced aggression reported at school .-05 and at home -.12.

ConclusionsBoth genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of aggressive behavior in ADHD. Identifying key risk factors will advance the development of appropriate clinical interventions and prevention strategies and will provide information to guide the targeting of resources to those children at highest risk.

KeywordsAggression ADHD Structural equation modeling Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1753-2000-8-15 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Elif Ercan - Eyüp Sabri Ercan - Hakan Atılgan - Bürge Kabukçu Başay - Taciser Uysal - Sevim Berrin İnci - Ülkü A


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