Volume 9, Issue 1 (7-2003)                   IJPCP 2003, 9(1): 20-26 | Back to browse issues page

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S. Goodarzi S, Derakhshanpour F, Sadr S, Yasami M T. Comparison of Behavioral Disorders in Single Child vs. Multiple Children Families. IJPCP. 2003; 9 (1) :20-26
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-200-en.html
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Objectives: The present study was conducted to compare the prevalence of behavioral dis- orders among children in single child families vs. children in multiple children families.

Method: To evaluate such disorders, through multi-stage cluster sampling, 837 children from elementary schools in Tehran were selected as the subjects of the study. 422 of these child- ren were from single and 415 children were from multiple children families. Child Symp-tom Inventory, CSI-4 was completed separately by both the parents and teachers. The find- ings of the research were analyzed by c2 and regression.

Findings: The subjects from multiple children, much more than the ones from the single child families, exhibited higher prevalence of conduct disorder according to the parents’ re- ports and higher prevalence of ADHD and other behavioral disorders according to the tea- cher’s reports. Furthermore, the presence or absence of one of the parents was a significant factor intervening in the spoken difference combination of the two factors, single child fa- milies and the number of parents impacted the prevalence of related disorders.

Results: This study did not confirm the popular belief that the children of single child fa-milies suffer from higher prevalence of behavioral disorders.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/10/24

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