Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 205–211 | Cite as

The emotionally disturbed child: Disturbed or disturbing

  • Bob Algozzine


The notion that a child's behavior may be more “disturbing” than disturbed has been of interest to educators of behaviorally deviant children. Behavior indicative of deviance in children was studied with respect to the relative degree of “disturbingness” which each was judged to reflect. Four factor dimensions of disturbingness were identified and discussed with regard to future research and educational implications.


Relative Degree Factor Dimension Educational Implication Disturbed Child Deviant Child 
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© Plenum Publishing Corp 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bob Algozzine
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  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of FloridaGainesville

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