Volume 12 Num. 2 - June 2012
Hyperactivity-impulsivity and attention deficit as predictors of involvement in school violence situations.
Volume 12 Num. 2 - June 2012 - Pages 185-202
David Álvarez-García , Sara Menéndez Hevia , Paloma González-Castro , Celestino Rodríguez Pérez
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.
hyperactivy, impulsivity, attention deficit, school violence, Secondary Education
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