Family influence on the behavioural problems of children during childhood

Meghali Goswami, Gayatree Goswamee


This study explore the influence of family size, family type, nature of the family, educational qualification and monthly income of the parents/guardians, parent-child relationship in general situation, academic situation and disciplinary action of the parents on behavioural problems of children during childhood. The sample consisted of 150 behavioural problem children and their respective parents/ guardiansof primary schools. Their age ranged from 6-12 years. Vanderbilt ADHD diagnostic Teacher rating scale was used to identify the behavioural problem children and Self-structured questionnaire for parents/ guardians were used in this study. The investigator personally met the parents/ guardians of the behavioural problem children at the primary school or at home and had informal face to face interaction and collected the data. The data were statistically analysed with simple percentage and mean. The result revealed that family size, family type, educational qualifications n monthly income of the parents/ guardians have an impact on the development of behavioural problems of the children. It was also observed that parental care towards behavioural problem children were not good and majority of the parents/ guardians were believed in punishment. There for there was a definite influence of family factors on the behavioural problems of children during childhood.


Behavioural problems, childhood, family

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