Article Title: Conduct Problems, Social Skills, Study Skills, and Home Chaos in School Children: A Correlational Study

Author(s): Syeda Shamama-tus-Sabah and Nighat Gillani

Institute(s): Department of Psychology, Government Degree College for Women, Taxila; National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2011, Vol. 26, No. 2, 201-215

Correspondence Address: Syeda Shamama-tus-Saba, Department of Psychology, Government Degree College for Women, Taxila, Pakistan. E-mail: barhvi@yahoo.com

Abstract

The present research was designed to examine the relationship between home chaos and conduct problems, social skills, and study skills among primary school children. The research relied on a purposive sample of 203 children inclusive of 91 boys and 112 girls, with ages ranging from 8 to 11 years (4th – 6th grade) recruited from Federal Government schools of Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi, Pakistan. Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale-Urdu (Shamama-tus-Sabah & Gillani, 2008) and parent and teacher rating forms of Behavioral Assessment System for Children (Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) were used to assess the constructs of the study. Results indicated significant positive relationship between home chaos and conduct problems of children as reported by their parents and teachers. Regression analysis revealed home chaos as a significant predictor of children’s conduct problems, social skills, and study skills.