Social skills and family climate of behaviorally disordered adolescents.

Malka Margalit, Amazia Weisel, Tali Heiman, Shmuel Shulman

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Investigated the social skills structure of behaviorally disordered adolescents in relation to their family climate and school competence and adjustment. 53 behaviorally disordered and 56 nondisabled boys (aged 12.3–17.8 yrs) completed Hebrew adaptations of the Social Skills Checklist, the Family Environment Scale, and the Classroom Behavior Inventory. The behaviorally disordered Ss reported a global social skills concept, whereas their controls revealed a more differential concept. The behaviorally disordered Ss viewed their families as more cohesive and organized, more emphasizing of the achievements and independence of the family members, and less enabling the expression of emotions. Significant differences were found between teachers' perceptions of their behaviorally disordered Ss' social skills and the behaviorally disordered Ss' self-reports. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalBehavioral Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1988


  • Academic Achievement
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Family Relations
  • School Adjustment
  • Social Skills
  • High School Students
  • Junior High School Students


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