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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Commun Sci Disord. 2010;15(1): 79-93.
Variables Related to Behavior Problems of Children with Communication Disorders
Eun Ju Im` , and Mun Ja Jeong`
Copyright ©2010 The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
임은주(Eun Ju Im)| 정문자(Mun Ja Jeong)
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ABSTRACT

Background & Objectives
The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, the study examined the effects of linguistic function and social skills in children with communication disorders and the effects of their parents’ child-rearing attitudes on their behavior problems. Second, the study attempted to determine whether these effects differed as a function of the subtype of the children’s communication disorder using the SEM path model.
Methods
The study subjects were 132 boys and 69 girls, 201 children in total, with communication disorders and their parents. The children were between 4 and 7 years of age and were from the Seoul, Kyunggi, and Chun-an areas. To measure parenting ability, the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ) was used. The Preschool Receptive-Expressive Language Scale (PRES) was used to determine the children’s linguistic functions, and the Social Skill Rating System (SSRS) was used to assess the children’s social skills. The Parents Report Form of Korean Child Behavior Checklist (K-CBCL) was used to measure the children’s behavior problems, and the data were analyzed with a structural equation modeling analysis.
Results
Whereas the paternal parenting attitude was shown to have direct and indirect effects on children’s behavior problems, the maternal attitude has only direct effects. Children’s linguistic functioning influences their behavior problems through their social functions. Based on these results, this study showed that there were differences in childhood linguistic function based on communication disorder type.
Discussion & Conclusion
Children with communication disorders are likely to have numerous related problems. The social skills and behavior problems of these children should be of concern and an integral program should be provided.
Keywords: 의사소통장애 | 언어적 기능 | 사회성 기술 | 아버지 양육태도 | 어머니 양육태도 | 외현화 문제행동 | 내재화 문제행동 communication disorder
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