||Conduct Disorders and Family Characteristics ln School Children..
FIOSSI KPADONOU EMILIE ABLAWA ,
FORTUNATO J. ,
Djidonou ANSELME ,
Siranyan S. ,
KPADONOU GODONOU TOUSSAINT ,
||Journal of Psychological Abnormalities (Psychol Abnorm)
By their behavior, human beings either succeed in achieving social integration or reveal the symptoms of some
Objective: To determine family characteristics of schoolchildren with conduct disorders (CD).
Methods: Prospective transversal study, with a descriptive and analytical scope, carried out from June 10th to
July 12l/1 2013. The sample is made up of 235 schoolchildren registered for the 201212013 academic year in schools
in Parakou. Parent-child relations were evaluated using the parental acceptance and rejeetion scale of Rohner and
Khaleque in several dimensions.
Results: of the 235 schoolchildren considered, 44 had an exclusive CO, giving a prevalence rate of 18.7%. Slight
CD stood at 38.6% while severe cases stoOO at 9.1%; sex-ratio for CO was 1.31; 40.9% of the children presenting
these disorders were aged 10 years. 38.6% ofthem had made satisfadory progress in school; 15.9% and 13.6% of
these children with CD -almost never" received any affection from their fathers and mothers respectively. None of the
concerned children was Yalmost never" a subject of hostility-aggression. When indifference-neglect was at the least,
we found 59.1 % for the father and 56.8% for the mother. The -almost never" of undifferentiated rejection from the
mother did not bring about any case of CO. Family communication was bad for 80.6% of sane children and 95.4% of
children with CO. CO was correlated with lay privateJconfessional school (p=0.042).
Conclusion: ln our study, the attaehment scheme for children with conduct disorders seemed rather disorganized,
Globally, mothers seemed to have left a negative sentiment. CO occurs in specifie environmental and family bases.
There is a need for further studies and the development of appropriate strategies for effectIve prevention.
||Keywords: Sebool child: Conducl di,order: Parent: Affective
dimension; Hostile dimension
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