International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
  

Volume 12 Num. 2 - June 2012

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Hyperactivity-impulsivity and attention deficit as predictors of involvement in school violence situations.

Volume 12 Num. 2 - June 2012 - Pages 185-202

Authors:

David ?lvarez-Garc?a , Sara Men?ndez Hevia , Paloma Gonz?lez-Castro , Celestino Rodr?guez P?rez

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship among Hyperactivity-Impulsivity, Attention Deficit and participation as victim or aggressor in school violence situations. To achieve this objective, 398 Compulsory Secondary Education students were assessed using three ad hoc self-rating scales: Adapted EDAH, Aggression Questionnaire and Victimization Questionnaire. The results show, firstly, that Hyperactivity-Impulsivity positively correlates with the four evaluated types of aggression (Social Exclusion and Taunting; Direct Physical Violence and Threats among students; Indirect Physical Violence by students; and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom), and exhibits higher correlations than Attention Deficit. Secondly, Attention Deficit positively correlates with being victim of violence among students (Social Exclusion and Taunting; Direct Physical Violence and Threats), and shows higher correlations than Hyperactivity-Impulsivity. Thirdly, Hyperactivy-Impulsivity positively correlates with reporting being victim of Violence from Teachers to Students, and shows higher correlations than Attention Deficit. The educational implications of these results are discussed.

Key words:

hyperactivy, impulsivity, attention deficit, school violence, Secondary Education

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