Problem behaviours of middle school students in eastern China and its associated factors
Version of Record online: 15 AUG 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Child: Care, Health and Development
Volume 39, Issue 5, pages 660–667, September 2013
How to Cite
Chang, W.-W., Su, H., Wang, J., Wang, C.-C., Shan, X.-W. and Han, Q. (2013), Problem behaviours of middle school students in eastern China and its associated factors. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39: 660–667. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2012.01417.x
- Issue online: 15 AUG 2013
- Version of Record online: 15 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUN 2012
- family environment;
- problem behaviours;
- school belonging;
To investigate the problem behaviours of middle school students and its associated factors in Anhui province of China, and to provide a theoretical basis for promoting early health education.
A cross-sectional survey was conducted and 4235 middle school students were measured by Prediction Test of Problem Children, Family Environment Scale – Chinese Version, Simple Coping Style Questionnaire, Psychological Sense of School Membership and general state questionnaire.
The prevalence of problem behaviours in our sample was 4.5%. Using binary logistic regression analysis, we found that family environment, school belonging, coping style, relationship with mother and classmate relationship were associated with problem behaviours of middle school students.
Poor family environment, poor sense of school belonging, passive acting style were significantly correlated with problem behaviours. There is an urgent need to improve problem behaviours through collaboration among families, schools and society.