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School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: a contemporary review.
  • C. Kearney
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical psychology review
  • 1 March 2008
Absenteeism from school is a serious public health issue for mental health professionals, physicians, and educators. The prevalence of unexcused absences from school exceeds that of major childhoodExpand
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An Interdisciplinary Model of School Absenteeism in Youth to Inform Professional Practice and Public Policy
Problematic school absenteeism in youth has long been a complex and vexatious issue for psychologists, educators, and researchers from other disciplines. An examination of problematic schoolExpand
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Identifying the Function of School Refusal Behavior: A Revision of the School Refusal Assessment Scale
A revision of the School Refusal Assessment Scale (SRAS-R), a measure designed to help clinicians identify the primary function of a child's school refusal behavior, was examined. Changes in theExpand
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School Refusal Behavior in Youth: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Treatment
A discussion of the historical context and common strategies for treating the problem of school refusal in youth. It offers an empirically-based approach, designed to help clinicians to weighExpand
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Measuring the Function of School Refusal Behavior: The School Refusal Assessment Scale
Addressed deficiencies of traditional classification approaches to school refusal behavior through the development of the School Refusal Assessment Scale (SRAS). The scale identifies maintainingExpand
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Family environment of youngsters with school refusal behavior: A synopsis with implications for assessment and treatment
Abstract Several predominant themes for conceptualizing school refusal behavior in children and adolescents have endured across decades of study, including the idea that problematic familyExpand
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The Functional Profiles of School Refusal Behavior
School refusal behavior is a common problem seen by mental health professionals and by educators but little consensus is available as to its classification, assessment, and treatment. This studyExpand
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised: Child and Parent Versions
The School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised (SRAS-R) is an instrument designed to evaluate the relative strength of four functional conditions of school refusal behavior in youth. Although previousExpand
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Forms and functions of school refusal behavior in youth: an empirical analysis of absenteeism severity.
  • C. Kearney
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 2007
BACKGROUND School refusal behavior is a particularly nettlesome problem for mental health and education professionals because of its symptom severity and heterogeneity as well as lack of consensusExpand
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Bridging the gap among professionals who address youths with school absenteeism: Overview and suggestions for consensus.
Over decades of study, problematic school absenteeism in youths has been associated with diverse terms such as truancy, psychoneurotic truancy, school refusal, school phobia, and separation anxiety.Expand
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