Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
P. Michael Politano
The purpose of this study was to investigate parental perceptions of children clinically diagnosed as Affective Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or Conduct Disorder. The results were assessed in reference to their implications for family therapy.;The sample utilized in this study was 97 sets of mother-father dyads who sought psychiatric intervention for their child at local mental health clinics. The mother-father pairs in these intact families completed a demographic questionnaire and the Peterson-Quay Revised Behavior Checklist. The data were analyzed using frequency analysis, t-tests, and multiple regression analysis.;This research indicates that there are significant differences between parents' perceptions of their child across three diagnostic categories and between mothers and fathers.
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Vaught, Pamela McComas, "Parental perceptions of children clinically diagnosed as Affective Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or Conduct Disorder: The implications for family therapy" (1990). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539618646.