IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(3): 278-281 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.244

The Effects of Parental Beliefs and Expectation on the Perception of Compliance in Adolescents

Anton James
Abstract—Noncompliance accounts for the majority of referrals to psychologists in the US, and psychologists tend to put more emphasis on information provided by parents rather than their children. However, parents’ perception of noncompliance in their children is influenced by their personal notions of how a child should ideally behave, as well as their expectations of their children’s behaviour. Clinical complexity associated with diagnosis of disorders related noncompliance and the biased perception by parents, may lead to misdiagnosis of ODD and CD amongst adolescents.

Index Terms—Conduct disorder, compliance, clinical complexity, misdiagnosis, and oppositional defiant disorder.

Anton James is with the University of Manchester, UK (e-mail: antonuoft@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Anton James, "The Effects of Parental Beliefs and Expectation on the Perception of Compliance in Adolescents," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 278-281, 2013.

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