Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 495–502 | Cite as

Behavior problems of educationally handicapped and normal pupils

  • Douglas Cullinan
  • Michael H. Epstein
  • Raymond J. Dembinski


Male pupils identified as behaviorally disordered, learning disabled, and educable mentally retarded, as well as nonidentified normal boys, were rated by their teachers on the Behavior Problem Checklist. Analyses of the ratings indicated significant differences for pupil category, Behavior Problem Checklist dimension, and category by dimension interaction, but no significant differences for age alone or in interaction with other factors. Categories of pupils were best discriminated from one another on the basis of Conduct Disorder and Personality Problem dimensions of the Behavior Problem Checklist. Results were discussed in terms of some implications for special education and further research suggested by the present findings.


Behavior Problem Present Finding Special Education Conduct Disorder Personality Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Cullinan
    • 1
  • Michael H. Epstein
    • 1
  • Raymond J. Dembinski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Learning and DevelopmentNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalb

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