A cluster analysis of school refusal behavior: Identification of profiles and risk for school anxiety

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Title: A cluster analysis of school refusal behavior: Identification of profiles and risk for school anxiety
Authors: Gonzálvez, Carolina | Inglés, Cándido J. | Sanmartín, Ricardo | Vicent, María | Fernández-Sogorb, Aitana | García-Fernández, José Manuel
Research Group/s: Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: School refusal behavior | School anxiety | Cluster analysis | School children
Knowledge Area: Didáctica y Organización Escolar | Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: International Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 90: 43-49. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2018.05.006
Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the different school refusal behavior profiles and to determine whether these profiles differ from one another based on four situational factors, three response systems and the total score on school anxiety. 1113 Spanish students (52.29% boys) aged 8–12 years (M = 9.53; SD = 1.10) were recruited. The School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised and the School Anxiety Inventory for Children were administered. Non-School Refusers, School Refusers by Positive Reinforcement, School Refusers by Negative Reinforcement and School Refusers by Mixed Reinforcement were identified. The Mixed Reinforcement group was the most maladaptive profile in terms of school anxiety as compared to the non-school refusers and positive reinforcement groups. Practical implications of the research are discussed.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Vice-rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Alicante under Grant GRE16-07; Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under Grant EDU2012-35124; and an aid to contract a training doctor under Grant UA FPU, 2015-5995.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/76217
ISSN: 0883-0355 (Print) | 1873-538X (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2018.05.006
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2018.05.006
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