Year : 2022 | Volume
: 8 | Issue : 1 | Page : 63--66
Parents' and teachers' perceptions of emotional and behavioral problems in school-going adolescents
U Harikrishnan, Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo
Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India
Introduction: Parents and teachers are the primary consultants to understand the emotional and behavioral problems of school-going adolescents. The current study focuses on parents' and class teachers' perspectives of school-going adolescents' emotional and behavioral problems.
Material and Methods: A Cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among 19 schools from government-private and rural-urban schools across Kollam District, Kerala. Malayalam/English version of the strength and difficulties questionnaire was administered among a sample of 600 parents and 60 class teachers of school-going adolescents.
Results: Multiple linear regression analysis showed that parents' reports is significantly predicted by gender (P < 0.01), urban-rural settings (P < 0.001) and socioeconomic status (P < 0.01). Teachers' reports have significantly been predicted by urban-rural settings (P < 0.01) and socioeconomic status (P < 0.001).
Conclusion: More attention is needed for the protection of adolescent's mental health and fills mental health gaps in services.
Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram
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Harikrishnan U, Sailo GL. Parents' and teachers' perceptions of emotional and behavioral problems in school-going adolescents.Indian J Community Fam Med 2022;8:63-66
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Harikrishnan U, Sailo GL. Parents' and teachers' perceptions of emotional and behavioral problems in school-going adolescents. Indian J Community Fam Med [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];8:63-66
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