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Callous-unemotional (CU) traits in adolescent boys and response to teacher reward and discipline strategies

Allen, JL; Morris, A; Chhoa, CY; (2016) Callous-unemotional (CU) traits in adolescent boys and response to teacher reward and discipline strategies. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties , 21 (3) pp. 329-342. 10.1080/13632752.2016.1165968. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between callous-unemotional (CU) traits and response to rewards and discipline in adolescent boys using a mixed methods approach. Participants comprised 39 boys aged between 12 and 13 years and eight teachers. Quantitative findings showed that CU traits were significantly related to punishment insensitivity, controlling for conduct problems, autism symptoms and hyperactivity. In contrast, there was no significant association between CU traits and reward sensitivity. Qualitative analysis indicated that teachers view children high in CU traits as responsive to fewer reward and discipline strategies, and strategies need to be implemented and monitored with care to avoid unintended, undesirable outcomes. However, time-out, praise, support from other staff and maintaining a positive teacher-child relationship were identified as effective strategies. Findings emphasise the need to carefully select, modify and implement existing evidence-based classroom behaviour management strategies with high CU children.

Type: Article
Title: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits in adolescent boys and response to teacher reward and discipline strategies
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/13632752.2016.1165968
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2016.1165968
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties on 04/04/16, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2016.1165968.
Keywords: Callous-unemotional traits; reward; discipline; punishment; teacher-child interaction
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475193
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