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    Psychological disorder amongst refugee and migrant schoolchildren in London

    Leavey, G. and Hollins, K. and King, M. and Barnes, Jacqueline and Papadopoulos, C. and Grayson, K. (2004) Psychological disorder amongst refugee and migrant schoolchildren in London. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 39 (3), pp. 191-195. ISSN 0933-7954.

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    Background: Refugee and migrant children are likely to be exposed to many of the risk factors for emotional and behavioural problems. These children form a significant proportion of the school population in London and other inner cities in the UK. However, there are very little epidemiological data available on their mental health. In this study, we aimed to examine the prevalence of psychological problems among refugee and migrant schoolchildren compared to their UK-born peers. Method: A cross-sectional investigation using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) examined in association with socio-demographic variables including language preference. Results: Almost a quarter of schoolchildren might be described as having a need, with migrant and refugee children showing greater psychological distress on a number of the sub-scales of the SDQ. Language appears to be an important variable associated with distress.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 15:16
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:59


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