Disabilities exhibited by children and adolescents that refuse to go to school
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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The aim of the study was to investigate what functional difficulties young people who refuse to go to school experience in their everyday lives. Research questions where what difficulties do young people who refuse to go to school experience? Are there differences between boys and girls? The study is a retrospective journal study with 28 Swedish youngsters based on Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Major findings where about somatic symptoms, emotional distress, loneliness, distinct gender roles, less mature and risk behavior. Although the school, social services and children- and adolescent psychiatry largely agree on the complexity of adolescents being absent from school, it seems difficult for the organizations to agree on adequate solutions.