Behavioral Manifestations of Adolescent School Relocation and Trauma
The purpose of this study was to determine how students aged 12 to 18 reacted to joining with a neighboring school district after their high school was destroyed by a tornado. Relocated students were compared to a control group of students randomly selected from the school district they were joining. Seven measures were used to determine levels of adjustment. Results indicate that relocated students had significantly lower grades and that their parents identified them as having various behavior difficulties as the results of relocation.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy
Jurgens, J.J., Houlihan, D. & Schwartz, C. (1996). Behavioral Manifestations of Adolescent School Relocation and Trauma. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 18(1), 1-8. doi. 10.1300/J019v18n01_01
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Copyright © 1996 Taylor & Francis Group. Article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Child & Family Behavior Therapy, volume 18, issue 1, 1996, pages 1-8. Available online on October 12, 2008: