Childhood Maltreatment and School Problems: A Danish National Study

Ask Elklit, Liv Michelsen, Siobhan Murphy

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The association between child maltreatment (CM) and educational outcomes have been well documented. However, there is a paucity of research that explores the association between different types of maltreatment and other school problems that may affect the educational outcomes of maltreated children. This study examined the association between different types of CM and school changes, concentration problems, and special educational needs. Gender differences were also examined. Structured interviews were conducted with 2,980 participants. Significant associations emerged between CM, in particular, multiple maltreatment experiences and school problems. Males had higher concentration difficulties and special educational needs. More research attention is needed into optimal learning environments and interventions that support maltreated children more effectively.

TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)150-159
StatusUdgivet - 2. jan. 2018