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Short Communication - Journal of Psychology and Cognition (2020) Volume 5, Issue 2

Significance association of conduct disorder in child & adolescent and parental discord.

This present study focuses on the association of conduct disorder in children and adolescents in Parental discord. It focuses whether a disruptive Parental environment - involving marital conflict, divorce and separation, for example – influences the prevalence of conduct disorder in this group. The sample size was 412 children, aged between 10 and 17, who had diagnoses of either conduct disorder or (control) Internalization. Of the 412 children in the sample, 29 did not have adequate ratings of parental discord to be included in the study, leaving 383 children with a rated value so there were 239 cases of conduct disorder and 173 cases of (control) internalization disorder. Internalization group include anxiety and depression. Hypothesis is that there is a significant association of conduct disorder in children and adolescents and parental discord. The result shows that there was presence of conduct disorder in parental discord is 24.8% as compare to internalization group is 13.8% in this shows that the higher prevalence of Parental discord in the conduct disorder group is significant.

Author(s): Amna Tariq*

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