Forms and functions of school refusal behavior in youth: an empirical analysis of absenteeism severity.

@article{Kearney2007FormsAF,
  title={Forms and functions of school refusal behavior in youth: an empirical analysis of absenteeism severity.},
  author={C. Kearney},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          53-61
        }
}
  • C. Kearney
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
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 consensus regarding inclusive classification strategies. Alternatively, a functional model of school refusal behavior may provide a particularly useful way of organizing, assessing, and treating this population. METHOD The present study included 222 youths aged 5-17 years (134 males, 88 females) with school… Expand
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