Assessment of Disruptive Behaviour Disorder, Academic Performance, and School Social Behaviour of Children

  • Dr. Mamoona Ismail Loona International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


In the present study, academic performance, childhood behaviour problems, Social Competence and Antisocial Behaviour of children screened out with symptoms of either Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD) or comorbid disorders as compared to the comparison group of children (without symptoms of ADHD, ODD, and CD) was explored. Sample included children of 3rd to 5th grades between age range 8 to 13 years (N = 806; Mean age = 9.55, SD = 1.27) including (boys n = 453; Mean age = 9.65, SD = 1.19) and (girls n = 353; Mean age = 9.43, SD = 1.35) from different schools of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Disruptive Behaviour Disorder (DBD) Rating scale (Urdu version: Loona & Kamal, 2011) and School Social Behaviour Scale (SSBS) (Urdu version: Loona & Kamal, 2002) along with Consent Form were presented to the respective class teachers. Findings showed higher number of children with symptoms of DBD falling in the academically low scoring group. Moreover, findings indicated children with middle and low academic performance scored high on Antisocial Behaviour subscale of SSBS as compared to high scorer group.


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