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Title: Peer relations of children with hemiplegia in mainstream primary schools
Author: Yude, Carole
ISNI:       0000 0001 3576 1844
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1996
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The study forms part of a longitudinal study of the psychopathological consequences of childhood hemiplegia. Impressions gained from an earlier study suggested that school life was problematic for many children with hemiplegia (index children) in mainstream primary schools. Previous measures were derived from the social world of the family; current measures relate to the social world of the school. Differences between index children and classroom controls were explored through sociometry, teacher interviews/questionnaires and parent questionnaires (index children only). Multivariate analyses included previous and current measures for index children and current measures for classroom controls. Index children were found to be less popular, with fewer reciprocal friendships—they were also more victimised. No differences were obtained in background characteristics of the two groups, although victimisation was related to lower intelligence. Current peer problems for both groups were predicted by teacher measures of psychopathology. Even when background factors were allowed for, index children had fewer friendships and were less popular than controls. Additional multivariate analyses of the index group found that difficulties in making friendships are likely to be greater if the child has a more severe neurological condition. Current measures, though correlated with previous predictors, added no further predictive power in terms of reciprocal friendships, popularity and victimisation but did predict current teacher and parent reported peer problems.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Cerebral palsy; Victimisation