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Parental Issues Contributing To School Refusal: A Case Report

Siti Rohana Abdul Hadi, Aida Harlina Abdul Razak, Ek Zakuan Kalil, Wan Salwina Wan Ismail

Abstract


Objective: This case report aims to highlight the importance of parental contribution to the school refusal problem. Methods: We report a case of a 9-year old boy who presented with school refusal behaviour. Results: There was no psychiatry diagnosis made in this patient. Parental issues such as ineffective and inconsistent parenting, and parental marital disharmony contribute significantly to the school refusal behaviour. Conclusion: Parents in particular are important team players in the management of school refusal. Parental issues need to be explored and managed accordingly to ensure good outcome. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 15 (1): January – June 2014: 83-85.

Keywords


Parental Issues; School Refusal; Child

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