—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.
—Conduct disorder, compliance, clinical
complexity, misdiagnosis, and oppositional defiant disorder.
Anton James is with the University of Manchester, UK (e-mail:
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.